Thomas Erikson Quotes



Best 21 Quotes by Thomas Erikson

Surrounded by Idiots Quotes

“A more effective way to spot a liar is to notice if he puts the palm of his hand on his chest — preferably his right hand over his heart — and sighs indignantly when he’s been accused of lying.”

Surrounded by Idiots

“Children learn and develop in multiple ways, but the most common is by imitation.”

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“Communication happens on the listener's terms.”

Surrounded by Idiots

“Everything you say to a person is filtered through his frames of reference, biases, and preconceived ideas.”

Surrounded by Idiots

“Flexibility and the ability to interpret other people's needs is what characterizes a good communicator.”

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“If a task isn’t worth being done properly, then it’s not worth doing at all.”

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“If everyone were a driven leader, there would be no one left to be led. If everyone were an enthusiastic entertainer, there would be no one to amuse. And if everyone were a detail-oriented perfectionist, there wouldn’t be anything to keep in order.”

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“It takes a strong mind to move things forward, someone who understands that risks that are part of everyday life and that everything boils down to hard work from morning to night — for many years.”

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“It’s all about the mask you wear to fit into a given situation. We all have several different masks. Having one at work and one at home isn’t that unusual. And another one for visiting the in-laws, perhaps.”

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“Just because you’re right, I don’t have to be wrong.”

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“Most people are aware of and sensitive to how they want to be treated. By adjusting yourself to how other people want to be treated, you become more effective in your communication.”

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“Pressure, demands, and expectations create stress and can make you feel self-critical and powerless. You may find it difficult to sleep or may feel physical pain in your body.”

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“The most important lesson that you can walk away with is that the idiots who surround you are, in fact, not idiots at all. Instead, they are individuals worthy of respect, understanding, and being valued.”

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“The stronger your self-understanding is, the greater your probability of adapting to the people around you.”

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“The temperament and character traits we have inherited affect our behavior, a process already begun at the genetic stage.”

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“There are two situations in which you can just be you: The first situation is when you’re alone in a room.”

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“We often think that combining tasks will save us time, but scientific evidence shows that it has the opposite effect. Even those who claim to be good at multitasking are not very productive. In fact, they are some of the least productive people.”


More quotes by Hector Garcia Puigcerver

“We see what we do, but we do not see why we do what we do. Thus, we assess and appraise each other through what we see that we do.”

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“What comes out your face’s front door isn’t always well thought out.”

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“Whatever people’s judgment of me may be, that is the way they perceive me. Regardless of what I really meant or intended. As always, it’s all about self-awareness. Good qualities can become drawbacks in the wrong circumstances, no matter what the quality is.”

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Surrounded by Psychopaths Quotes

“As they say: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Surrounded by Psychopaths

“Communication is dependent on the recipient. When the recipient has filtered the message though their frame of reference, prejudices, and experiences, what remains is what they understand. Regardless of what you actually meant.”

Surrounded by Psychopaths