Reading People using Meta-Programs (2005 second edition)
The first edition of Figuring Out People (1997) set the standard in NLP as an encyclopedia approach to understanding all of the perceptual filters or meta-programs that we use in processing information. Unlike the few other books that present meta-programs, Figuring Out People didn’t settle for presenting just the more obvious and dominate meta-programs
What’s new in this completely revised second edition of Figuring Out People? Several things. There is an entire chapter on the meta-state source of meta-programs. Meta-programs, as mental-emotional sorting distinctions, arise as meta-states coalesce from mind into body. Meta-Programs then are former meta-states that have moved from mind into muscle to become our perceptual frames, the very way we “see” the world gives us one way to think about the structure of personality, that is, how we behaviour.
There is a new template of meta-programs with ten new meta-programs to give a total of 60 in Figuring Out People. There is a chapter relating meta-programs to their place in the Matrix Model. There are several new change patterns.