The bestselling "Games People Play" is the book that has helped millions of people understand the dynamics of relationships, by psychiatrist Eric Berne. 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 ...Read MoreThe bestselling "Games People Play" is the book that has helped millions of people understand the dynamics of relationships, by psychiatrist Eric Berne. 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 explores the roles that we try to play - and are forced to play. "Games People Play" 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). Eric Berne was a prominent psychiatrist and bestselling author. After inventing his groundbreaking Transactional Analysis, he continued to develop and apply this new methodology leading him to publish "Games People Play". This became a runaway success and Berne leaves a remarkable legacy of over 30 other books and articles, as well as the founding of the International Transactional Analysis Association. Dr Berne's other works include "Principles of Group Treatment", "A Layman's Guide to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis'", and "What Do You Say After You Say Hello?" He died in 1970.Read Less
Excellent book, well worth a read on the train: excellent introduction to transactional analysis psychology!
Apr 20, 2009
start to live instead of games
A very important book about our everyday "games".
I found it useful for my private life, how to understand and avoid them.
Sometimes it's not easy to follow, Berne gives names to the different "gamers" but not always with a description and it's not always easy to find the descriptions anyway.
Its a basic and essential book about the subject, and it would be interesting to complete (or continue) the list of the games and the different players according to the changing world and society.
-Honesty versus hiding into templates-
Publishers Weekly, 2003-09-15 Ignatieff possesses one of the most impressive r?sum?s in contemporary letters. A Harvard-based scholar, he writes for an array of high-profile outlets, including the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and has produced well-regarded works of history (Blood and Belonging, etc.), memoir (The Russian Album, etc.) and fiction (Asya and Scar Tissue, shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize). Thus readers may be disappointed by this slight novel, which doesn't make full use of the author's literary powers. Charlie Johnson is a familiar type, a world-weary war correspondent who neglects his family and only feels at home in ravaged countrysides and in the seedy hotel bars that are "someone's idea of an oasis." He's covering yet another armed conflict, somewhere in the former Yugoslavia, when something truly shocking occurs: a woman is set on fire before his eyes. Charlie, feeling responsible for her death, sinks into a depression, leaves his wife and daughter, and hides out on the Polish farm of his cameraman, Jacek. Only one thing is able to rouse Charlie from his convalescence the idea of inflicting serious physical harm on the brutal commander who supervised the burning. He returns to Belgrade and joins up with a "fixer" named Buddy, determined to find the commander no matter what the personal cost. Ignatieff, who has covered his share of nasty conflicts, doesn't glamorize the war journalist's trade but neither does he move beyond the standard clich?s (the neglected wife, the nagging boss, the loyal sidekick). This is a readable but standard tale of redemption and revenge, one that would have benefited from the layers of psychological and political insight that Ignatieff brings to the rest of his work. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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