Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships
is a bestselling 1964 book by psychiatrist Eric Berne . Since its publication it has sold more than five million copies. The book describes both functional and dysfunctional social interactions.
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 catalog of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again’ 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.
The most common games are listed below:
Alcoholic: Debtor, Kick me,
Now I’ve got you, you son of a bitch (NIGYSOB)
See what you made me do (SWYMD)
Marital Games: Corner , Courtroom , Frigid Woman , Harried ,if it weren’t for you (IWFY) ,Look how hard I’ve tried, Sweetheart
Party Games: Aint it awful , Blemish , Schlemiel ,Why don’t you – yes but (YDYB)
Sexual Games: Let’s you and him fight (LYAHF) ,Perversion , Rapo ,The stocking game ,Uproar
Underworld Games: Cops and robbers , How do you get out of here ,Let’s pull a fast one on Joey (FOOJY)
Consulting Room Games: Greenhouse , I’m only trying to help you (ITHY) , Indigence , Peasant ,Psychiatry , Stupid , Wooden Leg
Good Games: Busman’s holiday , Cavalier , Happy to help , Homely Sage , etc…