We have learnt in the Meta Model that Presuppositions are basically – “What is the person assuming to be true, underneath what they are actually telling me?”. Presuppositions are not necessarily true, but even if the are not, by holding something not-yet-true as being true, we can help to bring that to fruition. Now the presuppositions in relation to the Milton Model. Presuppositions are the most powerful of the language patterns, when used by a communicator who presupposes what she does not want to have questioned. A general principle is to give the person lots of choices and yet have all of the choices presuppose the response you want.
The simplest kind of presupposition is existence. Let’s clarify that with an example. In the sentence “Jack ate the food” it is is presupposed that “Jack” and “food” exist. If you negate the sentence and say “”No, Jack didn’t eat the food”, the fact that Jack and the food exist is still not questioned. Presuppositions come in a variety of flavors and it would not be us as we will write down the big-chunks below this text. Are you reading this? Presuppositions.Presuppositions.
Remember these four very important things while learning, studying and applying your knowledge about Presuppositions:
We suggest you start with one or two language patterns. Write your findings down. Create your own library. So start small while you working your way up to the big picture. Going the way we will publish more articles about the Milton Model. Come back often as we tend to post frequently!
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! Put yourself to work and start making the NLP Meta Model part of your knowledge. The sooner you start, the sooner you benefit. Now you have learnt about Presuppositions, we know you want to lean more!
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