Available in English for the first time, Surrounded by Idiots, presents his simple model based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow). Thomas Erikson guarantees that after reading this book the number of idiots around you will be drastically reduced and you will have a better understanding of everyone around you.
Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel exposed. Most of us try to fight those feelings, we strive to appear perfect. In this book, the author challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the accepted myth that it's a weakness.
Basically, choice theory helps its users avoid confrontation and ask pertinent questions. It sees conscious or unconscious desire for external control as the main problem in the four major personal relationships: husband-wife, parent-child, teacher-student, and manager-worker. This book presents this theory.