PCI Lexicon

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Abduction

A style of reasoning characterized as lateral thinking, where a person reasons "on the side" and thinks of examples, rather than taking a top-down approach like deduction, or a bottom-up approach like induction. This includes nonlinear thinking models such as slogans, proverbs, koans, icons, etc.

Auditory

Also referred to as the "sense of hearing". This represents one of the primary modalities that human beings use to receive sensory data from the environments. Its sub-modalities include (but are not limited to) pitch, tempo, rhythm, and volume.

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Complex Equivalence

Refers to when someone makes two consecutive statements, thus implying that they mean the same thing. For example, a person says "I failed my road test. I guess I just suck at driving" In this instance, the person equated "failing his road test" with an idea that he "sucks at driving". 

Conscious

To be aware of the present moment. In this state, the average person is able to hold seven chunks of informaton, plus or minus two.

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Deduction

A style of thinking where a person focuses on the "big picture" first before "drilling down" to specific details.​ This is a style of thinking commonly associated with philosophers and artists.

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First level reality 

Also known as the "objective" world. This is the world through which we receive external stimuli that gets processed through your senses. 

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Induction

A style of thinking where a person focuses on the details first before arriving at general principles and global conclusions. This style of thinking is commonly associated with scientists.

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Linguistic

Relating to language.

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Matcher

People who look for similarities between input data and the data that they already know.

Modeling

The NLP process of isolating the necessary elements needed for excellent performance, and then replicating those elements in an easy-to-learn format

Model Of The World

Refers to a person's internal representation of the external world. 

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Pace

A statement or supposition that is either cognitively or verifiably true.

Pacing

The act of maintaining rapport with another person, which includes (but not limted to) matching and mirroring their language, beliefs, values, and/or experience.

Phrase

A logical grouping of words that does not contain a subject or verb.

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Second level reality

Also referred to as the "subjective" world. This is the world that we operate from that is derived from first level reality.

Sensory Acuity

To have high levels of sensory perception.

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Unspecified Noun

Nouns that don't specify to whom or to what they refer.

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