NLP and Political Correctness

I’ve just listened to debate this morning on political correctness, with Nicky Campbell. Hazel Blears, the Labour MP from Manchester, is giving a speech this evening 25th February. Personally, I cannot stand the woman, but maybe I’m not politically correct.

Just as a sub note it was interesting listening to the tone of voice and her diction compared to her normal output. Had she changed it because of the content of what she was delivering or because she was being challenged by Nicky as a person who has created a climate of political correctness.

Anyway, from my perspective, political correctness comes about because some people are too easily offended. They do not have the resources to deal with the flak coming their way. If every time we spoke, wrote or communicated and offended someone, life would be an extremely dull place. Most jokes would go out of the window.

So what NLP techniques would be useful in providing the resources for people to be more resilient. Some people are offended because their religion gets mocked, if they are so sure in themselves that they are right, why worry what anyone else thinks.

People sometimes feel they must defend the values that they stand for. Someone is attacking me or my values. It makes me feel bad.

If you literally take the emotion out of the situation and you can do this through a submodality shift or through taking a completely different perceptual position from the argument or discussion. For instance, just like you’re watching tennis match. if you concentrate on the structure rather than the content of the language then it becomes a whole different ballgame

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: