I'm Ok, You're Ok: A Practical Approach to Human Psychology

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I'm Ok, You're Ok: A Practical Approach to Human Psychology

I'm Ok, You're Ok: A Practical Approach to Human Psychology

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A person who is dominated by the “Not OK” child tends to read all the stimuli as attacks and as a reflection of his low value. The ‘control dramas’ that his characters engage in, and seek to be free of, are squarely based on the games and positions of transactional analysis; the survival of the book’s characters in fact depends on their ability to see beyond these automatic reactions. Yet, “I’m OK – You’re OK” also presents a lot of mistakes and generalization, as does Transactional Analysis in general. Their position of power is threatened when the adolescent starts operating in the Adult; unless the parents are equally Adult, the transactions will cross.

He says that there is no simple way to define intimacy, yet we can say that intimacy is only possible when coming from an “I’m OK, You’re OK” stance. Harris says that since the children’s lives depend on the parents, everything from them is recorded as “true”. At some stage early in our lives we adopt a “position” about ourselves which very significantly determines how we feel about ourselves, particularly in relation to other people. All of us have Parent, Adult or Child ‘data’ guiding our thoughts and decisions, and Harris believed that transactional analysis would free up the Adult, the reasoning voice. You have landed in the place to discuss great (and a few clunker) books, self-help tools (from prayer to meditation… psychology to magic… and everything in-between!Throughout the episode, he ends conversations with people not saying "I'm okay, you're okay," despite it often being a non sequitur. Used books have different signs of use and might not include supplemental materials such as CDs, Dvds, Access Codes, charts or any other extra material. In the late 1960s, the book brought the groundbreaking Transactional Analysis of his mentor Eric Berne to the masses.

Harris answers this through a simplified introduction to TA, explaining Berne's proposal that there are three states into which a person can switch: the Parent, the Adult and the Child. Using the revolutionary psychological and psychiatric procedures of Transactional Analysis, this book will inspire and empower all its readers. This comes from watching how the client enters the room, what they say, how they say it, observing body language, the way they sit and so on. Readers who are looking for a self-help book with a list of strategies or who would be bothered by a book that has not been updated in 50 years are unlikely to enjoy I’m OK-You’re OK. One of Penfield’s significant conclusions was that the electrode evoked a single recollection, not a mixture of memories or a generalization.

This readily understood standardisation, and the association Harris develops between TA and Penfield's neuroscience, gives TA a degree of credibility not possessed by earlier abstract models such as that developed by Freud [ citation needed]. And this goes for the different components of our personality as well, since they don’t always know how to peacefully get along with each other.

The main criticism of the book lies in the fact that it misrepresents by oversimplifying transactional analysis. Harris continued with an active life in psychiatry and practitioner of Transactional Analysis up until his death.Later in the week she phoned to tell me that, as she continued to hum the song over and over, she suddenly had a flash of recollection in which she saw her mother sitting at the piano and heard her playing this song. I’m OK – You’re OK may make it up there right next to the Holy Bible or maybe even The Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook” Life Magazine.

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