I agree with you! Agree about what? Ehh, you want to learn more about NLP Referential Index. This blog-post will tell you more about what Lack of Referential Index is, how to recognize it and you will read some examples about it. Also we have some exercise for you in store and to look where to find more information about the Meta Model in general and Deletion in specific. Have an awesome day!
Any unspecified noun, where it is impossible to identify the representative entity from the immediate context of its usage is called in NLP Lack of Referential Index. I.e., it is unclear as to whom or what the noun makes reference to.
Unspecified nouns are nouns (the person/being or thing part) where you don’t know who or what they are specifically talking about. NLP calls this a lack of referential index. Don’t you love these terms? Not knowing who or what the person is talking about can result in misunderstanding. You (or they) tend to fill in the gaps with your (or their) own ideas and will walk into a mind read. In other words we have to guess and then act on that guess.
We often talk about this mythical group of people called “they” or other groups. “They won’t like me”, “They are better than me”, “Employers don’t like too many jobs on a resume”, and “Men don’t like smart women”.
This kind of thinking can limit us when we respond to “them” rather than real specific people. Just start asking questions like: “Who specifically?” or, “Which employers specifically?” and bingo, you reveal the Lack of Referential Index. NLP Lack of Referential Index.
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