NLP Now – The META MODEL – Generalised Nouns


The Meta Model looks at the language patterns we make, which are made at the surface level (click to read) to recover the deleted information.

In statements people often generalise attributes to a class of items as if that attribute is true in all cases.

            “Children are naughty.”

            “Chocolate cakes are fattening.”

The NLP Practitioner will challenge the statement or belief by asking the communicator a question using the original statement.

            “All children?”

            “All chocolate cakes?”

The communicator will have to go inside their understanding of the world, their Map of the Territory, (click to read), to go on a Transderivational Search (click to read) to substantiate their claims. If they find one counter example, then the statement they have made will not hold true.

Back to Meta Model diagram (click)

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