You will be able to turn conversations, using the different ego states of transactional analysis. Once you understand which ego state is used by your communication partner, you can address it and lead the conversation your way.

Being able to turn conversations will enable you to get out of unpleasant situations without having to hurt anyone or communicate otherwise difficult looking topics with ease.



It might feel odd to consciously change your behavior. That’s alright. Its for the better of all involved.

The ego states of transactional analyses could also be used the other way around. Instead of moving the transactions to an adult conversation, you could irritate and drive people mad by moving between child and parent. ☺ Give it a try!