Scripts People Live
Transactional Analysis of Life Scripts
by Claude Steiner
Grove Press, 1974 [First Edition], ISBN 0394492676, hardvocer, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on inside front cover, minor edge and shelf wear, minor age-toning to pages, dust-jacket shows edge and shelf wear with surface marking and small chips and tears to edges (see photographs)
"In his new book, Steiner carries on where he left off in Games Alcoholics Play. He presents the full-scale model of life scripts to be written, taking the method of transactional script analysis one step further along the road. He discusses the Tragic Life Script which must end with the defeat of the person who owns it, explains how and why these scripts are written, and how they are diagnosed. He deals with Banal Life Scripts, how they originate in a training of lovelessness, powerlessness, and joylessness, and how they condemn their owners to a life of unfullfilment.
With Hogie Wyckoff he discusses for the first time men's and women's sex roles in the script, and shows how they affect relationships with other people. he explains how people can move toward scriptlessness and liberation through autonomy and cooperation. The final sections are devoted to strategies in script analysis, and therapeutic approach to the three basic banal scripts."