Monday, February 13, 2012

I'm OK, you're OK - Thomas Harris

A good introduction to transactional analysis, something we've heard of now and again.

The idea behind the PAC ( Parent, Adult and Child) , along with the concept of a transaction is explained. I found it a useful tool at times, however like all such tools and techniques, its a lot of hard work, and you end up leaving it aside a lot of times, because the effort of making your parent and child go back and the adult come forward is just too uncomfortable.

Some things I didn't like were its constant harping about treating PAC like the proverbial silver bullet which can fix everything. Plus there are lots of chapters towards the end about morality and world affairs etc, which I just found pointless.

Worth a read though.

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