Eric Berne created Transactional Analysis as a psychoanalytic theory and therapy method in the 1950s. Transactions are interpersonal communication exchanges. During a conversation, the person initiating the communication will provide the 'transaction stimulus,' and the person receiving this stimulus (or communication message) will give the 'transaction response.' Transactional analysis is used to analyze the process of transactions in communication with others. It necessitates being aware of how we feel, thinks, and behave in interactions with others. TA recognized that the human personality is composed of three "ego states," each of which is a complete system of thought, feeling, and behavior through which we interact.