Dilts & Bateson: Logical Levels of thinking

Summary

People can think on different levels. The effect of each level is to organize and direct the information on the level below it. Changing something on a higher level would necessarily change things on the lower levels; changing something on a lower level could but would not necessarily affect the upper levels. The level at which a person experiences his problem can be recognized from the way in which he tells his story and asks questions. If you remain stuck on a certain thinking level a problem may seem completely unsolvable. A coach can raise a person’s thinking level by asking questions and so opening up a new perspective.

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