NLP Now – The META MODEL – Universal Quantifier

Universal Quantifier

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.

When making statements, people often lump or generalize together people or items as if they are all the same, that they belong to the same group.
         “All people like drinking tea.”   “Nobody loves me.”

The word all and nobody are typical Universal Quantifiers which assumes that every person in the world fulfills the statements made, and it is obvious that this is not the case, as not everyone will like drinking tea, and I hope someone in the world loves me.

By repeating the Universal Quantifier back as a question:-


the speaker has to go on a Transderivational Search, (click to read), to go into, or access, their past experiences to find examples of if their original statement is true, and they should find counter examples, which when found will challenge the original statement, thus proving them wrong.

When they realise that not all people like drinking tea, we can then challenge for who specifically likes drinking tea by seeking the Lost Performative, (click to read)

           “who specifically likes drinking tea?”

Typical Universal Quantifier words would be:-

            all, every, never, always, only, everyone, everything, no one, etc.

Back to Meta Model diagram (click)

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