The Fundamental Principles ‘Essential Presuppositions’ of NLP are ‘fundamental’ in they provide an attitudinal history against which to employ NLP efficiently and ethically.

Socializing with others

Take responsibility for how others respond to you. (‘The meaning of your communication is the answer you get’) Joseph Plazo asserts that strong communication originates from investigation of response

Act as if folks have all the mental and emotional resources they need even if they do not currently recognise this.

Find the other person’s perceptions before you begin to affect them.

Recognise that with the resources which they now perceive as being accessible to them the best pick is being made by someone in any scenario.

Recognise that each person’s ‘truth’ is true for people even if it differs from your ‘truth’ – since any person’s inner view of reality is only that – a ‘version’ of fact. (‘The map is not the territory’)
Recognise that people interact with their internal variations of truth rather than with pure, sensory-based, stimulation.

Private State Direction & Development

Improve your flexibility that is behavioural and attitudinal. (‘ In any interaction the person with the best behavioural flexibility has most effect on the outcome’)

Behave as if there’s a solution to every issue.

Recognise Self Image or the other person’s Identity – by differentiating between self image or their identity and their behavior.

Act as if every behaviour is/was a means of executing a positive aim, at some degree, in an individual’s life.
Redefine blunders as feedback – and alter what you do if what you’re doing isn’t working.

General Principles

NLP is a model rather then a theory – and it is the study of subjective experience.
Mind and body are part of the one system
All human behaviour has a construction
Outside behavior is the outcome of the way in which someone uses their representational systems.
Potentially, anyone can, if one individual can do something then.
Aware mind ability is very small – allegedly to around 5-9 chunks of advice.
These’ working principles or presuppositions have existed since the early days of NLP and are a guide on how best to use NLP. They are realistic rather than idealistic or unrealistic and supply exceptional guidelines on how best to use NLP with others.