Games people play: the psychology of human relationships
Games people play the psychology of human relationships Author:Eric Berne How many of these "secret games" do you play every day of your life? sweetheart, harried, schlemiel, uproar, corner, wooden leg, IFY (if it weren't for you), threadbare, alcoholic, debtor, SWYMD (see what you made me do), The stocking game, cavalier. All the basic concepts of I'm OK< You're OK...
Called the "basic handbook of transactional analysis," Games People Play was very popular in the 60's. We went around saying, "I'm OK, you're OK" and recognizing games that other people played to avoid situations. According to Berne, we all have three egos: parent, adult and child.