NLP Internal Representation

NLP Internal Representation

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Representational systems are sort of how we code information using our senses. Representational systems are our internal senses. We “re-present” what we experience on the outside on our internal mental screen. Our external senses (our seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting) match our internal senses. How is it possible that five people can go to the very same party and recall it in five different ways? Have you ever noticed some people don’t see things the way you do? Have you ever not been “on the same wavelength” as someone? Have you ever felt someone just didn’t connect with you?

When a person speaks and thinks of something, he/she makes up an internal representation. Bandler and Grinder discovered that by looking at someone eyes you can tell HOW people think and process information. There are 6 patterns (modalities) for the eye movement. Each one of them represents whether their internal representation is auditory, kinesthetic or digital and whether it’s constructed (thinking, imagining something that is new, not a memory) or a recall (accessing their memories).