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February 19, 2014

Chapter 10: Sensory Acuity and Calibration (NLP for Success)

It's Feb 19th, right? Lat time I wrote here it was Feb 11th, so how the week has been? :D
Well, if you wanna know, mine has been pretty amazing. I'll tell you later why. :3
I get a bit confused on what kind of introduction paragraph I should write here. Every thinkable intro has been used, and well, yeah, this is me trying a new one.

Anyway, do you guys still remember my post about Eye Accessing Cues here? And do you still remember when I mentioned about Sensory Acuity here?


Like what I've written, Sensory Acuity is the ability to observe things--observe people's behavior in detail using all our sensory.
By developing our sensory acuity, we'll be able to know what's happening around us -- and also will make it easier to us to respond rightly/wisely.
You see, I think it's important because sometimes we think all things happen not in our control. But we can always choose how to respond, right? :)

The easiest way to develop our sensory acuity is by reflecting our own behavior.
We may want to observe:

-Our posture -- do we sit straightly or humped-ly? Or else?
-Our gesture -- When you sit with your friends, does your body position towards or away from them?
-How we breathe -- Fast? Slow? Or else?
- Our tone/volume/rythm/speed/voice pitch -- Do we talk fast? Do we talk loudly? Does our voice sound shrill? Or heavy?
-Our skin color -- When your friends tease you about your crush, does your face blush?
-Our face expression -- Does your face look angry? Sad? Happy? Or else?
-Eye Movement -- We've learned about it here. :)

On next step, we can observe others to develop our sensory acuity.
.......Wait! Beware of your observation. Let's not mistake observation with interpretation. They are different!
How to differ them? Easy.
Observation is what we catch with our sensory, while interpretation is when we collect infos then we make them as conclusions.

Observation:                                                            Interpretation:
-Andy has wide eyes and thick eyebrow.                  -Andy looks beautiful
-The terang bulan keju smells buttery and cheesy      -The terang bulan keju must be delicious
-Lisa talks with loud voice                                        - Lisa is angry



Now that we know the difference, let's use this information wisely.
Oh wait, you DO know the difference, right?
Let's move on to the next stage of life, lah, people. ;))



On Calibration.....
I don't know what calibration is (yet) (lol), but based on the book I think it's when we understand patterns of human behavior. It's what we do with our sensory acuity.
Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott say that calibration is "Connected signs that we can hear and see about people's states.
Calibration is understanding that:
-Jane usually eats donut before she can concentrate on her jobs.
-People got panicked whenever the market crashes down.
-The whole class gets nervous when the teacher says that they're gonna have a sudden test.


Calibration is not guessing. We must work on it based on the spesific sensory proofs.
Same as sensory acuity (and other NLP methods), we can develop our calibration skill by practicing.

OK, that's all about Sensory Acuity and Calibration. If you wanna know more, you can easily google them. :)


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