Friday, April 20, 2012

How To Deal With Annoying People: What To Do When You Can't Avoid Them

How to Deal with Annoying People: What to Do When You Can't Avoid Them

How To Deal With Annoying People: What To Do When You Can't Avoid Them
By Bob Phillips, Kimberly Alyn

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Everyone knows the world is filled with annoying people. Family counselor Bob Phillips and inspirational speaker Kimberly Alyn offer help to those needing to improve their personal and professional relationships. They are two friends who have devoted many years to speaking, teaching, and consulting on this important topic.

Churches, individuals, couples, employees, and managers will benefit from this look at personality styles and close—sometimes conflicted—interaction. Readers will discover why they are annoyed by others, why others are annoyed by them, and what they can do to create wholesome relationships. They'll learn to employ biblical principles along with a fun and simple process of identifying social cues. The result will be an immediate improvement in relating to the significant people in their lives.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #69327 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-03-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .77" h x 5.57" w x 8.51" l, .75 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 320 pages
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From the Back Cover
Have you ever said, "That person drives me right up the wall!"?

Has anyone every said it about you?

The world is filled with annoying people. But you can survive their irritation by finding out who they are, why they act the way they do, and how to respond effectively.

This excellent guide to conflict prevention and resolution will equip you to:

-understand how you perceive others and how they perceive you
-reduce tensions and avoid conflicts by improving relationships
-sharpen your communication skills with differing personality types
-strengthen family ties by respecting God-given differences in those you love

These proven techniques will assist you in getting along better in your professional and personal relationships. You'll be guided through the fun and simple process of identifying different types of social behavior in yourself and others. The result will be an immediate improvement in relating to those around you.

About the Author
Dr. Kimberly Alyn is a best-selling author and an international professional speaker. She is the author of 11 books including How to Inspire People to Achieve More, How to Deal With Annoying People (with Bob Phillips, Ph.D.), Discover your Inner Strength (with contributors Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Brian Tracy), and Men are Slobs, Women are Neat... and other Gender Lies that Damage Relationships (with Bob Phillips, Ph.D.). She has also developed and produced numerous CD/DVD productions on a variety of topics.

Dr. Alyn has been a contributing author to a variety of magazines and has been quoted in prominent books and publications like Cosmopolitan. An advocate of life long learning, Dr. Alyn has her bachelor s degree in business management, her master s degree in organizational management, and her doctorate degree in organizational management with a specialty in leadership. Dr. Alyn has over 20 years of experience with speaking, training, educating, and entertaining audiences.

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
5We are all annoying!
By Idaho Pooh
This book brings forth a simple, but powerful revelation: we are all annoying to someone! Rather than putting people into categories of what's wrong with certain people, this book helps one to see different personality types. The book then looks at how different personality types have difficulty interacting. It also looks at how differnt personalities interact well. The book discusses how to get along with other personality types based on one's own personality type. It doesn't focus on changing people's personalities, but focuses on how to work cooperatively, communicate effectively, and just get along! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to try to work on getting along with others without (pointlessly) trying to change anyone.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5Friction Control Toolkit
By John W. Pearson
Here's a gem that delivers practical help on those annoying people in your life and what to do about them. How do you perceive other people--and how do they perceive you? If you dislike all systems that put people in a "box," then you should also disregard your own system of first impressions--it's likely inaccurate. This book will help.

About 20 years ago, I heard Peter Drucker counsel ministry leaders on conflict resolution. He said inter-personal conflict and friction at work was inevitable--we're working with people. The bigger issue, he said, was to have systems in place for dealing with conflict. Is conflict resolution part of your team's toolkit? Or, is it stuffed way down where no one deals with it?

Survey your team and see how many have read a book, attended a workshop, or been thoughtfully mentored on conflict resolution. Bob Phillips and Kimberly Alyn have written a practical and indispensable Conflict Resolution 101 book--and it's fun to read.

For years, I've encouraged leaders and managers (actually--anyone who takes nourishment) to study the four social styles: Drivers, Analyticals, Amiables and Expressives. The authors have creatively communicated what makes people annoying to us (and us to them) by overlaying the social style construct on all things annoying. It's brilliant.

The book delivers conflict prevention and resolution principles, including 10 myths about conflict. Myth #7 is "Harmony is normal and conflict is abnormal." And Myth #10 is "Conflict is a sign that people do not care." The book also suggests how to sell to annoying people. Example: explain to Expressives how their buying decision will "add more adventure, fun and excitement to their lives." (Fundraisers: take note.)

The chapter on "Dispelling 10 Stereotypical Gender Myths" is worth the price of the book. If you've bought into the myth that women are relationship-oriented and men are task-oriented, you've misread God's unique design in people--male and female. It's a must-read chapter.

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5Difficult People (Co-workers) Problems Solved
This is an excellent read! The book identifies different personalities styles and provides feedback as to how "you" should deal with each personality based on yours. The book is filled with serveral short and useful diagnostic tests to determine each style. If your workplace is hostile and unpleasant purchase this book and everyone will benefit.

It is NOT just your ordinary personality type book.


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