Thomas Erikson Quotes

Who is Thomas Erikson?

Thomas Erikson is the author of the book 'Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour' and other books in the Surrounded series.

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Best 14 Quotes by Thomas Erikson

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

Thomas Erikson

Surrounded by Idiots Quotes

“By adjusting yourself to how other people want to be treated, you become more effective in your communication.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

“Communication happens on the listener's terms.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

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

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

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

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

“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.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

“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.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

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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.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

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

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

“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.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

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

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

“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.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

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

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

“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.”

Thomas Erikson
Surrounded by Idiots

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