What Do You Say After Say You Hello?

Eric Berne


In Circulation

What Do You Say After You Say Hello? explains what makes the winners win, the losers lose, and the in-betweens so boring... In it, Dr Eric Berne reveals how everyone's life follows a predetermined script - a script they compose for themselves during early childhood.

The script may be a sad one, it may be a successful one; it decides how a person will relate to his colleagues, what sort of person he will marry, how many children he will have, and even what sort of bed he will die in...

What Do You Say After You Say Hello? demonstrates how each life script gets written, how it works and, more important, how anyone can improvise or change his script to make a happy ending...

What will you learn from this book

  1. Transactional Analysis: Berne's theory suggests that social interactions are transactions, and understanding these transactions can help improve communication and relationships.

  2. Ego states: The book explores the concept of ego states, which are patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that we adopt in different situations.

  3. Life scripts: Berne discusses how early life experiences shape our beliefs and behaviors, leading to the development of "life scripts" that influence our interactions.

  4. Games: The book describes how people often engage in "games" in their interactions, repeating patterns of behavior that fulfill unconscious needs.

  5. Strokes: Berne introduces the concept of "strokes," which are units of recognition or attention that people seek in their interactions with others.

  6. Script analysis: The book offers techniques for analyzing and understanding one's own life script, as well as the scripts of others.

  7. Transactional analysis in therapy: Berne discusses how Transactional Analysis can be used in therapy to help individuals understand and change their patterns of behavior.

  8. Communication: The book emphasizes the importance of clear and effective communication in building and maintaining healthy relationships.

  9. Personal growth: Berne suggests that by understanding their own life scripts, individuals can work towards personal growth and change.

  10. Relationships: Overall, "What Do You Say After You Say Hello?" provides insights into human behavior and offers practical tools for improving communication and relationships in both personal and professional settings.

Language English
ISBN-10 055209806X
ISBN-13 9780552098069
No of pages 507
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Corgi Books
Published Date 30 Apr 1975

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Author : Eric Berne

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