This is the best comment I’ve ever had on my blog – it seriously made me giggle. I’m re-posting it as a dedicated blog post to give it the exposure it deserves. Many folk in Internet Marketing profess to exercise NLP in their copy writing etc… good luck to them, but in my opinion they aren’t doing their intelligence, conversions or reputation any favours.
The comment was posted on an article I wrote 7 Months ago called NLP is Fart – needless to say I think NLP is Bullshit… Does NLP Work? I say no…
Commenter “Dr Manipulator” seems to agree – just with the added bonus being from an educated stand point of professional perspective…
I’m not going to write any more – I’m just trying to steal Dr Manipulators limelight…
I have a hard time with NLP and I have TRIED my best to keep my mind open. Now it’s closed… NLP is for those who want to follow others, and cannot lead their own life, they can not think of things outside of what others are telling them is cool. They are manipulated.
The best point that Vince has made, that rates NLP up into the Fullest Extend of Bullshit Law, is that it uses bullshit words to describe what they are describing. Look at this…
Neuro = brain processing information – information from sub consciousness, feeling, desires, fears.
Linguistic = Communicating that information through words
Programming = means to manipulate something, change it
By name NLP means I can change my sub conscious, my feelings, and my fears, by speaking different words.
Ok so here is the problem. This is the same as suppressing my feeling, fears, desires. I am not expressing them, so I must just be pushing them down further. So I am basically creating neurosis in myself by just ignoring my real feelings and desires etc etc.
So then next – what in the hell does nuero linguistic programming (i.e. Self Inflected Neurosis, SIN? Haha) have to do with mirroring another person’s non-verbal behavior. It means that you are so busy looking for my movements that you are not really listening to what I am saying.
So you suck as a coach if you can’t even truly hear what I am saying I need help with. You’re trying to make me feel that you are connected to me…but you are not because you are not understanding me, because your too busy looking at my tits…or my eyes…or whatever.
And calling Vince out on his ability to do web marketing is bullshit also. He is expressing an opinion, he has good points, it’s confusing. Even the damn creators are confused on what it is. I read their first book, it’s a little confusing….refers to basic psychology, then everything after that was spread out over many people’s opinions. Like a bunch of dogs jumping on a pile of catfish…whatever that means.
Anyone who believes NLP is helping them, needs to keep an open mind to the possibility that this is just a manipulation tactic that people are over using, over claiming, and being over confident in.
I am a Licensed Psychologist, I would never manipulate someone to ignore their feelings, and if you look at NLP closer than you are, you will see that is what it does.
NLP IS 125% BULLSHIT, the 25% is for all you claiming it’s real.