The Basic Presuppositions of NLP

The basic presuppositions of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).


  • The map is not the territory.
  • The meaning of your communication is the response you get.
  • Individuals have all the resources they to achieve their desired outcomes.
  • Every behaviour is motivated by positive intention. People make the best choices they can can with the resources they have available.
  • Effective communicators accept and utilize all the communications presented to them.
  • All outcomes are achievements. There is only feedback.
  • The element in a system that has the most flexibility will be the catalyst of that system.
  • Respect each person’s model of the world.