In this issue, we explore how the model of Adaptive Intelligencies melds with concepts and techniques of NLP, and how both models enrich each other when used in combination.

We took a number of well-known NLP concepts and structured our conversation around those – how they can be used, or how they are enhanced by, the levels of intelligencies, the Clare Graves model of Bio-Psycho-Social System of Human Development. The NLP concepts we touched in this manner are:

  • Rapport and calibration: how to calibrate various levels, and build rapport with the person at a certain level
  • Positional perspectives – ability and willinness to do it at different levels, and number of distinctions people can make
  • Somatics, body movements and postures at different levels of intelligencies
  • How the language changes with each level
    • Milton model – first appears in Purple and continues into Red
    • Meta-model – comes in at Blue (to understand the details of the rules), and really develop in Orange, where precision is important
    • SOM comes up in Green, reframing perspectives
    • From “digital” to “analog” system
  • Metaphors
  • Family structures, relationships
  • Space and architecture
  • Health
  • Metaprograms
    • Internal – External; lust for power – surrender to love
    • Attention filters – things, people, information
    • Thinking styles – Top-down / Bottom-up
    • Pre-consciousness, personal consciousness, transpersonal consciousness
  • Time
    • Where past, present and future appear, and the abisity to use and influence it appears
  • Learning styles