Games People Play

Games People Play by Eric Berne is a book that I probably read somewhere around 2010. An interesting blog summary/analysis by Niel Kakker is what prompted me to put up this post, a full review will be done if I ever reread the book.

Notes from the summary:

“Eric Berne, the author of Games People Play, says there are 3 big ones: The Parent, The Adult, and The Child. These ego states are different modes of operation in every person. The Adult is the rational logical self. The Parent is the caring, taking care of someone self. The Child is the playful, creative, easily offended self.”

Sometimes the subtext of something being said is what matters, where one assumes a role to entice the other to take a particular action (to show that they are not the role they are implying they are).