The Four Pandemics

Lessons learnt from the pandemic

Words by Geoff Trickey, CEO, Psychological Consultancy Ltd.

Video Narration, Elliot Phillips, Business Psychologist, Psychological Consultancy Ltd.

Looking back at the COVID-19 pandemic, and particularly our individual reactions to it, there are many lessons to be learnt. Reactions have been remarkably varied. Some were absolutely terrified by the idea of a killer virus, others seemingly oblivious –  even nonchalant. While some were hoarding resources behind locked front doors, planning never to leave the house, the more adventurous took things one day at a time, optimistically seeking opportunities to break out.

When we view the pandemic through the lens of our subjective experiences, it is clear that these were extremely varied. Natural differences in risk disposition meant that people have been living in parallel universes. Across this video series we explore the wide range of responses to COVID-19 and make sense of them using the Risk Type Compass as a framework. So join us on this exploration of the risks, uncertainties, and even opportunities associated with the pandemic.

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Further resources


How can the lessons learnt from the pandemic, be applied to your workplace? Geoff Trickey explores how this knowledge can support people centric organisatonal change in this HRDirector artcle.

Follow us on LinkedIn, visit our Knowledge Bank or get in touch, to learn more about how understanding our individual approaches to risk and decision-making can support individual, team and organisational development.

Want to know more about how you approach decision-making? Click here to find out via a complimentary version of our Risk Type Compass assessment. And if you’d like a 15-minute feedback session on your report, let us know here. 


What is the Risk Type Compass?