Is is the historical beginning from which transactional theory arose and learning about transactional theory for the first time it was an incredible read This book is a fascinating psychological journey into the minds of everyday people including and probably ESPECIALLY your own Berne s list of psychological games
we all play with each other is fascinating all play with each other is fascinating is what you learn about yourself by analyzing which games you tend to revisit regularlyOne little warning When you learn to recognize these games you will be forced to eliminate at least 95% of the BS in your life and freuently find yourself disgusted by 100% of the BS in everyone else s That being said if you re on a uest for honest communication this book is indispensable i m currently reading the 1960 something edition of this book although there is a 1996 edition it really doesn t matter i feel like i ve found the holy grail i now y all s games Bitches That Means Ima Gonna Win Fuck Yea Eat My that means ima gonna win fuck yea eat my insinuating uadruple entendre shortsno really i m learning some heavy shit about human relationships Games People Play has a good chapter about dealing with alcoholics but Berne s ideas and I do mean ideas about women and homosexuals are disgusting and sexist This book was published in the 1960s
and it shows Scary to think modern psychologists might actually use it as a text or it shows Scary to think modern psychologists might actually use it as a text or college students would have to listen to Berne s ugly ideas about women and gays Nowadays we use research not ideas I found the general concept an interesting metaphor rather than a scientifically proven social reality However I struggled to finish the book It felt like a series of scribbled notes thrown together a set of index cards with brief information on games I needed further explanation and an attempt to engage me rather than having a series of ideas thrown before me Unconvincing pseudoscientific psychobabble. A groundbreaking book that bores deep into the heart of all our relationships GAMES PEOPLE PLAY is a classic that should be read again and again From the Trade Paperback editio.
Eric Berne ê 6 charactersS in which people interact through a patterned and predictable series of transactions
which are superficially plausible that is they may appear normal to bystanders orare superficially plausible that is they may appear normal to bystanders or to the people involved but which actually conceal motivations include private significance to the parties involved and lead to a well defined predictable outcome usually counterproductive The book uses casual often humorous phrases such as See What You Made Me Do Why Don t You Yes But and Ain t It Awful as a way of briefly describing each game In reality the winner of a mind game is the person that returns to the Adult ego State First 2002 1366 242 first 2002 1366 242 9789647390736 20 I m glad I read it but it wasn t ultimately everything that I wanted it to be The theory at the beginning was absolutely fascinating and even though the books itself is from the 1960 s it has significant value for being the start of the field of transactional psychology However the description of the games themselves was where I found the book lacking Mostly this is where I also felt the impact of the book being so dated Some of his descriptions of games were based on stereotypical gender behavior of that time but would not be accurate now nor would his analysis However I think that a lot could still be learned even from those games if he had gone into further analysis but he didn t He names the game goes through a brief write up but doesn t
really delve in What I wanted was to get the description of the game see an example provided bydelve in What I wanted was to get the description of the game see an example provided by analysis then see an example of the antithesis with similar analysis Only once does he provide an example of an antithesis Possibly this analysis that was missing for me could be found in other supplemental psychological texts or in a class discussion in which this book was assigned However for someone who is reading on their own for only their own personal benefit it was lacking Still th. Es to modern psychotherapy Discover how many of these secret games you play everyday of your life Iwfy If it weren't for you; Sweetheart; Threadbare; Harried; Alcoholic and many. ,