” Meta-programs in general are programs that create, control or make decisions about programs, such as when and how to run them, preferred and unpreferred programs, and strategic choices of fall-back or alternative programs.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) uses the term specifically to indicate the more general pervasive habitual patterns commonly used by an individual across a wide range of situations. Examples of NLP meta-programs include the preference for overview or detail, the preference for where to place one’s attention during conversation, habitual linguistic patterns and body language, and so on.

Related concepts in other disciplines are known as cognitive styles or thinking styles. “- From the Wikipedia

In this series of conversations we extend the notion of Metaprograms beyond NLP with many other streams of thoughts. This series starts with podcast #167.

Today’s episode includes the following topics:

  • Metaprogram: Towards / Away, Proactive / Reactive