Games People Play - The Psychology Of Human Relationships

Eric Berne


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We all play games. In every encounter with other people we are doing so. The nature of these games depends both on the situation and on who we meet.

Eric Berne's classic Games People Play is the most accessible and insightful book ever written about the games we play: those patterns of behaviour that reveal hidden feelings and emotions. Wise and witty, it shows the underlying motivations behind our relationships and gives you the keys to unlock the psychology of others - and yourself.

You'll become more honest, more effective and a true team player.

'A brilliant, amusing and clear catalogue of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again.' Kurt Vonnegut

What will you learn from this book


• There are three ego states in any person, called Parent, Adult and Child. These states exist in everyone at all times. The predominance of any state determines which direction the conversation will go in.

• People have been playing games or some variations of it with each other since generations and individuals often pick up the tactics from their own families.

• Games are extremely ubiquitous but you can go beyond games if you come back to a rational, Adult state. With awareness, spontaneity, and intimacy, the traps of games can be avoided.

• Even if you have some ulterior motive for doing something good, it does not negate the resultant good work.

Language English
ISBN-10 0241257476
ISBN-13 978-0241257470
No of pages 172
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Penguin Books
Published Date 11 Jul 2016

About Author

Author : Eric Berne

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