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I'm Ok, You're Ok [Paperback]

Thomas A. Harris
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4 May 1995
This practical guide to Transactional Analysis is a unique approach to solving your problems. Hundreds of thousands of people have found this phenomenal breakthrough in psychotherapy a turning point in their lives. In sensible non-technical language, one of the world's best psychiatrists, Thomas A Harris, explains how to gain control of yourself, your relationships and your future - no matter what happened in the past. This is the self-help book that will really change your life - for good.


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (4 May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099552413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099552413
  • ASIN: 0099552418
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Texas, Harris took his science degree in 1938 from the University of Arkansas Medical School. In 1942 he began his psychiatry training in Washington DC at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was a Navy psychiatrist for several years, becoming chief of the Psychiatry Branch and leaving the service as a commander. This was followed by a teaching post back at the University of Arkansas, and then a period as a senior mental health bureaucrat. He continues to practice psychiatry in Sacramento, California, and is a director of the Transational Analysis Association.

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189 of 193 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read but very dated. 21 May 2002
Format:Paperback
Discovering Transactional Analysis may well change your life. It certainly changed mine.
This book provides a very accessible and readable introduction to transactional analysis.
However the book is dangerously out of date. It was written in the 60s and has not been brought up to date.
What I found out after reading this book and getting really interested in TA is that in the 60s TA went through a period where it was adopted as a kind of pop-psychology and a number of books were published which are now regarded as over-simplified. Also TA has moved on a lot in the last 30 to 40 years and there are now widely accepted theories and techniques which were not around in the 60s. A much more modern book is TA Today : A New Inroduction to Transactional Analysis,Ian Stewart, Vann Joines . Which I would recommend in preference to this book.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will change your life !! 1 Jan 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you ever feel insecure and worry what others think about you then this is the book for you. Harris explains in simple terms the breakdown of the personality and enables you to understand what makes people the way they are. It would be a shame if people went through life never having had the fortune to comprehend the details in this book. The PAC model is simple and it works.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life changing stuff! 13 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I loved this book for giving me an interesting new framework from which to understand my life. It brought me clarity and an 'ah-ha' kind of understanding to long standing problems that had been upsetting my life. The kind of book you really want to recommend to others who are in difficulty and need more understanding of the dynamics of human relationships...if only they would listen!!!Read It!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little dated, but still a great book 14 Aug 2007
By Matt
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you are having issues communicating with anyone, this is the book for you.

Be warned, it is a little dated - which I actually found amusing.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm OK - You're OK 21 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this book, both as a trainee counsellor and as a human being. It is a good starter to TA and the reader can readily identify with the processes described. It is very out of date, although I think you can read your way around this by bearing in mind it is a product of the 60s.
'Staying OK', the sequel written predominantly by Harris' wife, is a good read for those who want to follow up the theory with some practice. It makes entertaining reading, although it is rather more self-help than the self-enlightenment of the original.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Since reading this book I have managed to understand communication between people, the effects it has and a way in which to improve your communications. Since reading this book, my personal life has soared, acheiving goals in my work life and my social life also massively improving my relationship. I thoroughly recommend you read this book as it will open your eyes up to the real world and what opportunities lie ahead of you !
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This book changed things big time for me. And thats a complete understatement. Its more like enlightenment. Transactional Analysis is a discovery of what we are. Period. And this book does an excellent job of introducing you to just that. If you are new to TA, or if some body has suggested you to look into it, I believe this book to be the very best first text. Your world will never be the same!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm OK, You're OK 19 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is a must for all parents and anyone planning to be a parent. It is also a must for everyone who wishes to get on well with his or her fellow men and women.
I really believe that, if I had read this book before becoming a parent, I would have been a better father. Its message is so simple, but so compelling. One marvels at the simplicity of the method of pyschology which it teaches and advocates. I urge especially every parent to read it - but its messaga applies to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm certainly OK
Its fantastic, you can apply this .. i have.

I found this really helpful at work dealing with a few people who were struggling and it came up trumps.
Published 2 months ago by John Davison
4.0 out of 5 stars Very insightful
How privileged I am to meet many wise men in my life. This book was recommended by one of those men and has given me a lot of insight in how to see ourself and others. Read more
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I bought the book for a course. The price was excellant, conditional reflected by price but suited me very well
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I could not put this book down. really helpful to myself and others. great value for money. I would recommend this book.
Published 3 months ago by ruby dallow
4.0 out of 5 stars Second hand book
The pages are a bit yellow but it hasn't been written in or anything I think it's quite an old book so it's in good condition.
Published 5 months ago by B J Bustard
5.0 out of 5 stars I am fine now
I am fine now I have read it thank you .
Good book to read if you are trying to understand you...
Published 5 months ago by Sylvia
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm OK, You're OK
The book arrived promptly, although a little dated. Am reading this book slowly, as it is not the type of book one can skim through, more of a case of letting it land and settle. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Enigma
5.0 out of 5 stars First read this book in my 20s
It was good to buy and read this book again. I understood it better this time round having studied Counselling skills & theories.
Useful way to understand human behaviour. Read more
Published 7 months ago by morningstar
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Buy
Excellent, thought-provoking, life-enhancing book! I have read this many times over the years and finally decided I ought to own my own copy!
Published 7 months ago by Sarah Tite
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm ok you're ok
Usually a fan of self help books, this one was recommended to me. Thought there were a lot of words which said little. Maybe it's just me!
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