All You Need to Know About Meta Model Questioning

What Are Meta  Model Questions?

Meta Model is a linguistic and questioning technique used by coaches to help clear ambiguities in the client’s language and clarify what they’re saying vs what they mean.

Areas of Misinterpretation

The essence of Meta Model Questions comes down to breaking down conversations into three broad areas of misinterpretation – generalization, deletion, and distortion.


Generalization means force-fitting experiences, thoughts, and beliefs into situations similar in nature – though they might be unidentical in many different aspects

Deletion takes place when we choose to focus on one or few parameters that are convenient to us and selectively leave out other details that could  also be relevant.


Distortion takes place when we twist or distort a situation and draw a conclusion that may be radically different  from the reality.


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