A Revelation moment! Jul 6, 2008
I attended a seminar many years ago, during which the guest speaker presented the "I'm OK, You're OK" ("Transactional Analysis") method of interacting successfully with others. To simplify my understanding of the material - each person, at varying times, may present in one of these behavioral roles: Child, Parent, or Adult. The ideal combination for two individuals' successful interaction is for both to be in the Adult mode. Accordingly, one must discern the mode in which another presents, to facilitate a desirable interchange. Just because both persons have reached "Adulthood," it does not follow that either or both are actually in the mode of Adult. An individual of adult age in the "Parent" mode, when interacting with another in the "Child" mode, can be disastrous - or maybe even worse, two in the "Child" mode! This book will tell you how to interact appropriately in your own "Adult" mode, by your giving proper assessment as to whether the individual before you is "Adult, Parent, or Child. This revelation changed my own manner of interacting with the varied modes of persons I may encounter, toward positive results. 'Sounds interesting, doesn't it?