NLP Now – The META MODEL – Lost Performative

The Lost Performative

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 or understandings, we will make references to persons or things or actions, but the person doing or performing the action is missing or not mentioned.

         “She hit me.”

The person doing the hitting is missing.

As an NLP Practitioner, we need to challenge the statement or recover the missing information, who is doing the hitting.

           “Who precisely hit you?”       “Hit by whom?”

Back to Meta Model diagram (click)

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