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5.0 out of 5 starsSo helpful
Reviewed in Canada on November 6, 2020
Highly recommended. I’m a blue, my wife and kid #2 is a green, kid #1 is yellow. I understand so much our family dynamics now and why I felt so often different, why I often feel I am literally surrounded by idiots. I will try to use this knowledge when dealing with other people.
5 stars for the book well written. Now I understand what color I am, its strength and its weaknesses and most importantly how to recognize othe color and interact with then effectively You good read well worth the time!
This book is 1. Incredibly useful for understanding yourself and others 2. Helps you navigate difficult scenarios at work and personal life3. Funny and easy to read I bought kindle first then loved it so much I got a hard copy. I took the online DISC test
The author presents an interesting evolution of the four temperaments/ four humours theory developed by Hippocrates. It was great to see these put into the context of a business environment - to really help the reader see the different types in those they work with every single day. They also provided lots of great advice for not only recognizing these types but how to deal with them in different situations.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat overview of the DISC personality model
Reviewed in Canada on March 9, 2021
Clear and concise outline and lots of good details on the different behavioural types. While no model is perfect, the book provides easy to understand examples and ways to leverage the different ways to interact.
This was a great purchase. I love this book. I bought it for my partner who runs multiple businesses and it has really helped him with managing the different personalities at work and even given him insight into his own personality!
1.0 out of 5 starsBadly-written nonsense, difficult to read, impossible to understand. Avoid.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2019
This is such a bad book that I don't know where to start. I want to say 'Trust me, don't waste your money, go spend it on junk food 'cos it'll be better for you.' In fact almost anything else would be better value. This is poorly-written nonsense.
The author posits four different types of people, So you'd think there would be a self-assessment tool of some sort, wouldn't you? No such thing. I suppose you're meant to self-identify, but this isn't helped by a pretty strong overlap between the different types. And of course there's no offering to help you identify the other people you might meet. The author does admit that you may be a mix of more than one type, but this isn't really discussed. And there's nothing at all about how people develop and grow over time, which is important.
The self-assessment is based loosely on the DiSC model, which is highly questionable. However, in the original model the C stands for 'compliance,' but out author has changed this to 'analytical ability.' What?????????? No way, in the dictionary or in personality theory, can you equate 'compliance' with 'analytical ability.' In fact there's a strong case for saying that they're mutually exclusive, because people with strong analytical skills don't usually accept what's on offer in compliant fashion. I had to bang my head several times before I could believe that this is really what he'd written; what's happened to the profession of copy-editor? (A good copy-editor would have killed that title as much too confrontational).
There's some loose analysis of the four different types and advice on getting on with them, but the advice is so general and/or it begs the question - summarised as 'do the right thing and try not to annoy them.' And the book is difficult to read - there's no sense of structure or flow, no sense of guiding curious readers to the next thing they'll be interested in. Why this book found its way into the best-seller lists is an utter puzzle.
1.0 out of 5 starsDon't buy, save your money and take people as you find them
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2019
The book is a traffic light system of colours to be used in a money making attempt to put people into boxes. It's mind numbing drivel from an author that views himself as half red and half yellow (the two most powerful and creative colours - surprise surprise). The cheeky title sells the book but there is nothing of value inside. Take people as you find them, and treat those you work with well, you don't need a get rich quick book to do this (author getting rich that is).
2.0 out of 5 starsMaybe read it before you do your corporate Insights day - then you can mess with the results.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2019
Quite possibly the most boring book I have read in years! I kept going with the hope I'd learn something new, but it just keeps repeating itself and it's filled with the most unbelievable 'real-life' scenarios that make it laughable. It offers some mild amusement in moments where you can recognise a friend or colleague's behaviour - but it hardly warrants assigning them a colour/letter/element for it. I'm getting sleepy just thinking about it again.
4.0 out of 5 starsFun and instructive to read, but what colour are you?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2020
This is an excellent attempt to categorise human behaviour into four different types; red yellow, green and blue. The reds give orders and expects everyone to carry them out without question. The yellows are full of ideas but can't be bothered with the details of how they might be carried out. The greens do most of the work without question but will flounder if they receive no instructions from either above or below. The blues are the most introverted, conduct extensive research into what product or course of action is best, but end up doing nothing.
It is interesting to ask yourself into which category each of our friends and acquaintances fall. If you can't think of any, try the following (in no particular order) President Trump, Boris Johnson, various religious and political leaders, the fictitious Father Brown, your own mother or father and the author of the book. Good fun eh?
But, the take-home story is that for any organisation to function successfully, all four types are needed and have their part to play. If you are part of any organisation, you need to be aware of this and you really need to read this book. It should help both you and all around you get on in the world.