This is the book that changed my life. Nothing else has even come close. In very simple, shallow, easy language, Dr. Berne explores the deepest topics of human behavior and interaction, revealing to you where your beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes come from. This process is extremely painful, and extremely helpful. I recommend this book to everyone looking to improve his or her life in any way. This is the book that opened my eyes to the possibility of improving my life. After I finished this book and the process of assimilating what I had learned, I quickly devoured the remaining texts on Transactional Analysis (I'm Okay, You're Okay; Staying Okay; Games People Play; Born to Win; and a few more). All of them were helpful to some extent, but I think I was fortunate to read this one first. And in response to the 1 star comment, I'd like to say Games People Play talked about other people. This book talks about YOU.