I will use the tools in this book to grow peaceful conversations and solutions in all areas of my life. I'm grateful for it! By: Dr. Rick Brinkman , Dr. Rick Kirschner. Narrated by: Dr. Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins. Publisher's Summary With their international bestseller, Drs. From this one-of-a-kind guide, you'll learn: How to identify 10 bothersome behaviors, and deal successfully with each of them How difficult people think, what they fear, and why they act the way they do.
Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner P Macmillan Audio. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews. No Reviews are Available. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Amazon Customer Dr Help for the Dilbert World This is nothing short of an excellent road map to get you through the day intact in the intricate world of business culture. Ben P. O'regan Brinkman is available for private counseling sessions over the phone. After the phone session Dr. Brinkman creates a custom hypnotic relaxation audio for you to transform your issues.
You can change your reactions to anybody and anything, you can change your attitudes, habits and even address the root cause of physical symptoms. To schedule or for more visit, write or call: naturopathic-hypnotherapy. Rick directly: dr. Do nothing 2. Leave 3.
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Change your attitude 4. Pay attention 3. Be flexible 4. Know you have a choice 2. Recognize the 10 difficult behaviors 3. Understand the strategy for each behavior 4. The Online Course: Designed for individuals to do online and then meet as a team for practical discussions, exercises, accountability to apply the skills in their situa- tions.
There are 14 classes of minutes each. Each class has 5 Parts: 1. Video training with Dr. Rick from a live seminar 2. Coach Rick teaching you the mental muscles you develop by being success- ful with the behavior 3. Coach Android Rick reads to you the important points that are in the notes you will download. In the lab meet either Professor Bologorodko, the disembodied float- ing head and his two grad assistants Righty and Lefty. Or perhaps Profes- sor McFly who will remind you to be a fly on the wall and pay attention to communication. Each team member commits to doing a lesson a week and then have a meet- ing with the whole team.
Each person sees their role in the group dynamic and is compelled to take a little bit of respon- sibility for their behavior. Group behaviors like sniping, whining and negativity are a thing of the past. The same information is distilled again and again in different form and it feels like the whole idea is a thought experiment that should have been turned into a pamphlet instead.
This is a great book for any professional setting. It can work especially well for those having to professionally collaborate. Reading this book helped me find a better place to work, because frankly we do not need to be disregarded in our workplaces as useless or incompetent. I read this book in an attempt to understand a work related phenomenon which appeared as bullying, and a toxic work environment.
However reading this book, with all the detailed conflicts and personalized offered no insight into the real life problem I faced. While I enjoyed reading this book, it wasn't the most useful format for my situation. Now that I interact daily with difficult conversations, I wouldn't dream of categorizing someone 'as a grenade' or something else negative. I think the communication issues are internal and that as professionals we owe it to others to review our biases. The best part was the beginning sections about listening and communication.
I have found those to be useful. Thanks for the opportunity! Requested this book following a workshop on a related topic. Recommended for anyone who works with volunteers, in a public facing position or a difficult work environment! It was great to pick up skills to work on for interacting with different personality types, but also take a little time to reflect on how I'm also sometimes a "difficult person. I thought that book was very well written and I loved the examples that were given for each strategy.
For me, actually seeing reading how to use the strategies will help me and make me want to try these out with others. I would recommend to all. It was a challenging read, but gave good insight into relationships and expectations. I was able to take away some tools for dealing with difficult people in my life and better understand where we were coming from and where I wanted to be.
I enjoyed reviewing the reasons why people communicate and I have found myself more patient with others, especially in meetings. I passed it on to a student who is having a positive experience with these concepts. Did not find the book to be that useful. Much of the info is overgeneralized and subjective ideas are presented as if they are facts.
Dealing with difficult people in real life is usually far more nuanced than this book implies.
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Could be a useful refresher for some, but many will find this book to be of minimal use. This book provides a model and fleshes it out with lots of examples and specific suggestions. Like any such model, small parts of it seem a bit arbitrary and the character types accompanying them fit a bit awkwardly, for me, into the overall model.
Nevertheless, most of what is described in the model resonates with my experiences. They certainly address the main kinds of difficult people I encounter in life. The suggestions are concrete and specific.
Although there a cross-cutting paradigms, there are too many suggestions for me to remember all at at time. But this is the kind of embarrassment of riches that makes it a very useful book. And it's at its most useful when you focus on one behavior at a time--picking the difficult people that you most frequently have to deal with.
In this way, it is a worthwhile read. It has some very useful information and I liked that it gave specific examples of the communication problems the book was referring to. I think this is a great book to keep on hand as a reference guide for when you encounter people who you find yourself having challenging interactions with.
I found this book interesting, but found that it was somewhat simplistic and general in its descriptions of "difficult people" that it helps you work with. It does have some great points and the added humor helps make it an easier read than it otherwise would have been. This book offered some intriguing ideas about difficult personality types and how to best handle them , mostly in the workplace. It ended up not being too helpful in my line of work but was useful for identifying how to work along with people who are vastly different than myself.
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The book was a wonderful tool to understand and be able to deal with people. It helped changed my mindset towards them. The book identifies ten types; tank, sniper, grenade, know-it-all, think they know-it-all, yes person, maybe person, nothing person, no person and the whiner. It also asks if you see your own self in these types and what to do about it if so. The book is a fun read and helps you communicate with those you can't stand and that even includes your own self.
VERY informative, funny book on a topic no one ever wants to talk about. This book could literally save a relationship, whether personal of professional, from going south. Its all in communication! It model is based on understanding that person who is annoying you, then ways to deal with the ten most common unwanted co-workers.
Someone going into a career that has to deal with co-workers or difficult people could get something out of this book. The title got me sucked in! I enjoyed the scenarios for helping you realize how to utilize the information properly. It is super helpful dealing with the public to remember how many different types of people there are out there and how to help make communication easier and a little less stressful.
I began reading this book thinking that it would have little to offer me. I alsway thought of myself as "good with people". I was being a know it all. As I read, if ound that there are multiple gold nuggets in this book. I don't know everything about dealing with people. The techniques that the book describe seem like they will be uncomfortable to put into practice, but I found in dealing with a "Tank" that the discomfort was more on the other person than me.
The strategy helped me maintain my composure and my integrity in being who I am rather than pretending to be someone I'm not. I will say that there is a lot here and it will take a second and perhaps third read to capture it all in order to put it into practice regularly, but I am encouraged with the success of the strategies I've been able to put into practice.
Absolutely loved this book! Most definitely has great advice and I recommend it for those working in customer service or working with the public. Very good pointers and easy to follow, without being cheesy and repetitive. Keeping this one for reference. This book had been a real eye opener and is very relevant to my everyday work as it identifies the types of people we work with every day and helps us recognize our behaviors and how they can impact the individuals we come in contact with.
I was somewhat skeptical of this book; I liked the provocative title, but I cringed a little bit when I noticed that the authors where naturopaths and I wondered what could two "physicians" can teach me about communication. It turned out that the book is an extensive and detailed collection of anecdotes and effective techniques for communication. The techniques that they describe are not new, however, the way they are presented completely fit the intention of the book and make it an enjoyable and practical read.
I thought this book had some really good information. It is a little overwhelming though. I especially liked the scenarios as that seemed to really help me understand how to use the tactics in a real situation. I deal with a number of difficult personality types at work and in daily life that, unfortunately, cannot be avoided. This book has been a great help in teaching me techniques to reduce and avoid unpleasant conflict and that has helped me reduce the level of stress in my life.
My oldest son is reading it now and we are having some good discussions on how to better get along with people we cannot stand. Well written, easy to read, lots of good examples of how to deal with all different kinds of difficult people. This book is a good reminder of the differences between people in our daily lives and among those we work with. This book also assists us in strategies in overcoming our own difficulties in patience and communications with others.
Easy, funny read. If you've ever had someone in your life you just can't stand, read this. I found this book very interesting, and helpful in understanding how to find peace in working with, or having relationships with difficult people. It also help me see where I am difficult, and how others could have a hard time working with me.
This book helped me understand not only others but also my self. Not only does it help you to deal with people you can't stand, but helps you recognize your own traits that might make you difficult to work with. Great eye-opening book! Good book. Gave some useful tips on how to respond to the different types of difficult people. It gave insight on how the way we react feeds or stops the difficulty. Well presented. Information is a combination of Common Sense and the two authors experienced insight.
Very doable communication method. I will be returning to this book anytime I have a communication problem. This book has a lot of good advice. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. It comes in handy for any type of relationship and really provides tangible and solid recommendations for ways to interact with various personality styles. This is a fantastic, practical book! I binged read it while I was on vacation. Many practical tips on thinking about your role in the conflict and how to respond to difficult people so they don't hijack your emotions.
Thanks for offering this book! I find this to be written in a very approachable style.
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It is very accessible to the lay person. I found many useful insights reading this book. If you are busy person who can't devote long intervals to reading, this book is great for you. You can read this book in short bursts and even out of order if you need to focus on just a few concepts. One of the things I really enjoyed was that the authors didn't patronize their readers and they have an awareness of real world situations.
It is an easy ready that makes you feel empowered. I like that in the beginning you can take a 'test' of sorts to determine what type of person you are. In our daily lives we often encounter someone that is difficult in one way or another. This book gives you the tools not only on how to be around them but also how to bring them up.
As a manager of both students and adults I would highly recommend reading this book. This is a great book! Let some coworkers barrow. This book has great real-life situations that almost anyone can relate to. This books shares information on how to work with a variety of challenging personality types. It even explores how we might be the challenging person ourselves, which leads to a lot of self-reflection. This book rocks. The layout is dynamic and keeps the information to easy to understand easy to remember as you progress.
I found it helpful by using it against myself. Learning about myself and how I was the difficult person for others. It is a great book.
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