in the clinical setting, not unlike in the world, we are constantly searching for meaning in the behaviour of others.
professionally i am asked to "find the problem" and here is part of how i approach the process.
as i have stated elsewhere, we see images and hear voices and sounds in our heads. we also smell smells and feel feelings and taste things and gain and retain our balance.
everyone does this slightly differently.
we all see, hear, taste, smell and feel and move.......but some are more predominantly biased to one mode than another.
these elements in nlp are called sub-modalities.
nlp is neuro-linguistic programming.
so i watch how a person sees what they are seeing or feels what they are feeling or smelling or tasting.
you can see by watching how a person`s breathing deepens or speeds up at a suggestion, or thier eyes start moving differently as they see thier pictures.
learning to read people this way is inate in some.
i`ve seen some masters who`ve never heard of nlp or hypnosis.
babies are masters. they unlearn as they grow.
so, once i calibrate a person`s way of doing thier world, i apply it to new experiences in my mind as we proceed and get a substantial understanding of how thier life is working or not.