This book explores the psychological games we play in our relationships with family, friends, work colleagues and loved ones.
Every interaction or social intercourse with another person is an opportunity to unconsciously play one or more of the many games, depending on the situation or the individual with whom we’re engaging. These games are learned in early childhood through our parents and are passed down from generation to generation. Unless you become consciously aware of your own and other people’s pattern of behaviour and communication, and deliberately make a choice to change, you will continue trapped in a cycle of unhealthy relationships with others.
‘Games People Play’ by psychiatrist Eric Berne is an insightful book about patterns of behaviour that reveal hidden feelings and emotions. It explores the dynamic and underlying motivations behind our relationships and the roles that we are at times forced to play. It offers the keys to unlock the psychology of others, and yours. You’ll become more honest, more effective, and a true team player.
Eric Berne was a prominent psychiatrist and bestselling author. After inventing his ground-breaking Transactional Analysis, he continued to develop and apply this new methodology leading him to publish Games People Play.