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In NLP Distortion is the second part of the NLP Meta Model. NLP Distortion, or Semantic Ill-Formedness, occurs when we make shifts in our experience of sensory data by making misrepresentations of reality. Let’s start with a well known story of NLP distortion in Eastern philosophy. It is the story of the rope and the snake. A man walks along a road and sees what he believes to be a snake and yells, “SNAKE!”. However, upon closer investigation he is relieved to discover that it really was only a piece of rope.  NLP Distortion

The second part of the Meta Model: Distortion

The part of the Meta Model Distortion also helps us in the process of motivating ourselves.  Motivation occurs when we actually distort the material that has come to us and that has already been changed by one of our filtering systems.  Distortion is also helpful in planning.  We distort to plan when we construct imaginary futures.

Distortion: Broken down into simple chunks of information.

In NLP Distortion comes in: 

Again, learn them in this way, this rhythm, so you create your own wardrobe of knowledge about these patterns in specific and become a meta-monster in general and excel in life specifically. Put a smile on your face and be curious, every day!

NLP Distortion is part of the higher chunk, the NLP Meta Model.   NLP Distortion.

This blogpost is one in a series of NLP and in specific about the Meta Model Distortion. Come back regularly to check updates as we tend to post frequently.

Last but not Least

Remember, to increase your efficiency as a NLP Practitioner, know your positive intention for the message you want to convey, build rapport and pay attention on what and how you use language. Leave people and business in a better place that where you found them, every day!  NLP Distortion.

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