Surrounded by Liars

Surrounded by Liars

How to Stop Lies and Half-truths Ruining Your Life


From the Sunday Times bestselling author of the international phenomenon Surrounded by Idiots.

Studies suggest two people who have never met before will tell three lies within the first five minutes. Astounding. But why?

Why do we choose to lie even when we know it's wrong? To protect the people we love? To paint ourselves in a better light? To win short-lived praise? Or, are there simply far more obscure reasons behind why we lie?

In Surrounded by Liars, international bestselling author and behavioural expert Thomas Erikson unpacks the psychological reasons behind why we lie, and reveals the impact lying has on our relationships.

With the help of the behavioural model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, discover how to detect the liars in your life and shatter their deception for good!

About the author

Thomas Erikson

Thomas Erikson is a Swedish behavioural expert, bestselling author and active lecturer. For more than 20 years, he has travelled across Europe delivering lectures and seminars in Swedish and in English to executives and managers in companies including IKEA, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Volvo and KIA Motors. Surrounded by Idiots (Omgiven Av Idioter) is a Swedish runaway bestseller, selling more than 1 million copies in Sweden alone. It has sold over 3 million copies worldwide, since it was first published in 2014, and has been translated into 55 languages. For more information about the author and his work visit
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