I'm Ok, You're Ok [NOOK Book]

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Transactional Analysis delineates three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for the content and quality of interpersonal communication. "Happy childhood" notwithstanding, says Harris, most of us are living out the Not ok feelings of a defenseless child, dependent on ok others (parents) for stroking and caring. At some stage early in our lives we adopt a "position" about ourselves and others that determines how we feel about everything we do. And for a huge portion of the population, that...

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Overview

Transactional Analysis delineates three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for the content and quality of interpersonal communication. "Happy childhood" notwithstanding, says Harris, most of us are living out the Not ok feelings of a defenseless child, dependent on ok others (parents) for stroking and caring. At some stage early in our lives we adopt a "position" about ourselves and others that determines how we feel about everything we do. And for a huge portion of the population, that position is "I'm Not OK -- You're OK." This negative "life position," shared by successful and unsuccessful people alike, contaminates our rational Adult capabilities, leaving us vulnerable to inappropriate emotional reactions of our Child and uncritically learned behavior programmed into our Parent. By exploring the structure of our personalities and understanding old decisions, Harris believes we can find the freedom to change our lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062116581
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 122,911
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Harris

The late Thomas Harris was a Navy psychiatrist and a professor at the University of Arkansas. He practiced psychiatry in Sacramento, California and directed the Transactional Analysis Association.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    UNDERSTANDING MY ACTIONS

    This book was so well written anyone could read and understand it. I am a student studying Criminology/Psychology, just enrolled at Empire State College in NY. This book has, no doubt, helped me to understand communication transactions and how it can be successfully used between all people. Something this profound can only change a person in the best possible way forever.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    This book is a must read for anyone in a difficult relationship at work or at home

    For 18 months I agonized over a mental blockage I had with a colleague then I discovered "I'm OK You're OK". What a difference this book made. It gave me a new perspective on relationships with others and helped me to move from a victim to a victor. I never looked back. I am getting a copy for a colleague of mine that I believe will also benefit.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2012

    It's been more than thirty years since I first read this book, b

    It's been more than thirty years since I first read this book, but I
    found myself referring to it when counseling a friend on how to deal
    with her teenager. I remembered using this theory when going through the
    teens with my own kids. Now I'm planning to reread this and see what I
    may have forgotten. What's certain is that not many books stay with us
    thirty years after we've read the last word. This is one of those
    memorable ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2000

    TO UNDERSTAND ME,YOU, AND THEM

    THIS BOOK IS SO WONDERFUL AND DOWN TO EARTH. IT WAS AS IF I WAS BONDED TO THE AUTHOR. I HAVE GAIN SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHTS ON NOT ONLY MY RELATIONSHIP I AM/HAD BUT MANY OTHERS. I NOW VIEW PEOPLE THRU THE P-A-C.THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH. I WISH THE BOOK CAME ON AUDIOCASSETE.IF IT DOES THEN E-MAIL ME AT gjenuine@hotmail.com SO I CAN GET IT........I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Chapter 2

    Sammy sat at the breakfast table and stared at her cereal the figures face appeared sge jumped. "Whats wrong honey?" Her mom asked sammy shook her head. "N-nothing" she sighed and couldnt get the inage out of her mind it was so familiar...but how? It was saturday morning spring break was starting monday and she needed to relax.


    2 days later
    Sammy sighed she had the dream again last night and she had a weird feeling she was being watched. And her mom wasgetting jumpy too. Something was going on and sammy intended to find out

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    Posted August 10, 2013

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    Posted August 4, 2013

    Ashley

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    Bubblies' Bio

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    Posted August 21, 2013

    Nikki

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    JASON'S BIO

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    Posted August 1, 2013

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    Posted August 1, 2013

    Jessica

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