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Complex Meta Programs

Meta Programs are unconscious filters (see Communication Model) that determine which of our perceptions are selected for attention. We tend to have certain personality preferences.
Meta Programs are based on the typology of Carl Jung, which describes your unconscious preferred styles of thinking and reacting.

There are 4 Basic Meta Programs, and there is a larger group of around 15 – 20 more Complex Meta Programs.

Becoming aware of Meta Programs

Being aware of your own meta programs and those of others, increases the effectiveness of your communication.
It offers you:

  • A better understanding of how people acquire and process information.
  • A direction in which you can invite people to increase choices.
  • A pleasant way to create rapport, increases your ability to follow and lead.
  • An effective tool in the (first) contact with groups and people and to actually make contact.
  • A better understanding of how you approach your contacts, how you offer information and how you can join the world model of the other.

Meta programs operate on a sliding scale. This means that you don't have to have a preference for the one or the other, but that you can have a preference somewhere in between these two options.

The Complex Meta Programs

  1. Directional filter (towards / away from)
    To what extent do you approach (towards) or avoid (away from) the things you expect and find important?
  2. Motivation Reason filter (options / procedures)
    Do you prefer to create new procedures and never follow them or stick to the rules and guidelines?
  3. Frame of Reference filter (internal / external)
    How do you know when you do something good? Do you need an external confirmation?
  4. Representation Filter for Conviction (see / hear / read / do)
    How do you know when someone is good at (for example) his job? What sense do you use for that?
  5. Demonstration filter Conviction (automatic / time period / number of times / continuous)
    How often do you need confirmation before you are convinced of something?
  6. Management Direction filter (self / others)
    Where are you focused on during your work? At work / controlling yourself or that of others?
  7. Action Filter (action / thought)
    What do you first do before taking action?
  8. Affiliate Filter (team / independent))
    In what role do you feel most happy?
  9. Work Preference filter (things, systems, people)
    What is your focus at your work?
  10. Primary Interest filter (people, environment, things, activities or information)
    What are you focused on in your private life?
  11. Chunksize Filter (specific / global)
    Are you focused on the big picture or do you want to know details?
  12. Relationship Filter (agreement / difference)
    Do you first see the differences or first the similarities?
  13. Emotional Stress Response (thinking / feeling / choice)
    What gives you the most stress?
  14. Storage time filter (in time / through time)
    How have you organised the past and the future for yourself?
  15. Modal Operator sequence (necessity / possibility)
    People prefer to talk in terms of 'necessity and possibility than' or 'option and then necessity'.
  16. Attention Direction Filter (self / others)
    To what extent are you focused on yourself or others?

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