The Meta Model of NLP
|1. Mind Reading: Claiming to know someone's internal state. Ex: "You don't like me."||"How do you know I don't like you?"||Recovers Source of the Info.|
|2. Lost Performative: Value judgments where the person doing the judging is left out. Ex. "It's bad to be inconsistent."||"Who says it's bad?" "According to whom?" "How do you know it's bad."||Gathers evidence. Recovers source of the belief, the Performative, strategy for the belief.|
|3. Cause/Effect: Where cause is wrongly put outside the self. Ex: "You make me sad."||"How does what I'm doing cause you to choose to feel sad?" (Also, Counter Ex., or "How Specifically?"||Recovers the choice.|
|4. Complex Equivalence: Where two experiences are interpreted as being synonymous. Ex: "She's always yelling at me, she doesn't like me."||"How does her yelling mean that she..?" "Have you ever yelled at someone you liked?"||Recovers Complex Equivalence. Counter Example.|
|5. Presuppositions: Ex: "If my husband knew how much I suffered, he wouldn't do that."
There are 3 Presuppositions in this sentence: (1) I suffer, (2) My husband acts in some way, and (3) My husband doesn't know I suffer.
|(1) "How do you choose to suffer?" (2) "How is he (re)acting? (3) "How do you know he doesn't know?"||Specify the choice & the verb, & what he does.
Recover the Internal Rep., and the Complex Equivalence
|6. Universal Quantifiers: Universal Generalizations such as all, every, never, everyone, no one, etc. Ex: "She never listens to me."||Find Counter Examples. "Never?" "What would happen if she did?"||Recovers Counter Examples, Effects, Outcomes.|
|7. Modal Operators: a. Modal Operators of Necessity: As in should, shouldn't, must, must not, have to, need to it is necessary. Ex: "I have to take care of her."
b. Modal Operators of Possibility: (Or Impossibility.) As in can/can't, will/won't, may/may not, possible/impossible. Ex: "I can't tell him the truth."
|a."What would happen if you did?" ("What would happen if you didn't?" Also, "Or?"
b. "What prevents you?" ("What would happen if you did?")
|Recovers Effects, Outcome.
|8. Nominalizations: Process words which have been frozen in time, making them nouns. Ex: "There is no communication here."||"Who's not communicating what to whom?" "How would you like to communicate?"||Turns it back into a process, recovers deletion, and Ref. Index.|
|9. Unspecified Verbs: Ex: "He rejected me."||"How, specifically?"||Specifies the verb.|
|10. Simple Deletions: a. Simple Deletions: Ex: "I am uncomfortable."
b. Lack of Referential Index: Fails to specify a person or thing. Ex: "They don't listen to me."
c. Comparative Deletions: As in good, better, best, worst, more, less, most, least. Ex: "She's a better person."
|a. "About what/whom?"
b. "Who, specifically, doesn't listen to you?"
c. "Better than whom?" "Better at what?" "Compared to whom, what?
Recovers Ref. Index.
Recovers Comparative Deletion.
- The Conscious Use Of Language
- Linguistic Presuppositions
- Hierarchy Of Ideas
- Milton Model of Conversational Hypnosis
- Metaphor Outline
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