In NLP Gustatory is one part of the Representational System. In NLP Gustatory breaks down into two general parts; Remembered and the actual taste. When you associate yourself with your favourite dish, really think about what taste you like, your mouth start watering and be careful not to start drooling.
And there is the actual taste. Imagine you eating your favourite dish, how would you feel? In NLP Gustatory is all about taste and the sense of taste.
Read the following words as an example for what we are about to tell you, just to get a taste of it:
- Obviously his taste was compatible with hers.
- You taste as sweet as you look.
- That is sweet.
As you already notice, all of these are examples of the Gustatory part of the Representational System in NLP.
And two excercises
In addition, an exercise you can start to listen to the language an other person outputs. What is he or she talking about? Is this person talking in Gustatory mode? Does this person use Gustatory words? See what happens when you start talking back in Gustatory mode, to build up Rapport. And even more interesting, what happens if you answer in another part of the Representational System? Your job is to investigate. As one of our teachers used to say: “Be that nutty professor”. See what works for you and see what does not. I am sure that once you get the hint, it tastes like more!
Another exercise is to make lists of Gustatory words. As a result it trains your recognition for the words that come to you. And when you have a hundred or maybe more. And as a highly subjective experience and exercise; are those words Remembered or Constructed? As a result, remember that the quicker you are with this tool, the more it becomes useful in your daily life!
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