The Real Truth About NLP Meta-Programs

The average person meets over 10,000 people in their lifetime. 

Some of them will be a passing glance. 

Others will be acquaintances. 

A handful will be people you interact with on a daily basis. 

But have you ever thought about how well you know the people around you?

You might get along with them more often than not, but then one day, they do something that seemingly comes out of left field.

What’s that about?

The concept of personality has been around for over 2,000 years beginning with Hippocrates back in 370 BCE. 

On the surface, personalities make a lot of sense. 

The dictionary defines personality as “The totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific person.”

But this assumes that people act the same way all the time.

And nothing could be further from the truth. 

For instance, you might act one way when you’re attending a church service, and a completely different way when you’re at a sporting event. 

Personality doesn’t account for changing contexts. 

If the concept of personality is flawed, then you can believe that personality tests aren’t much better. 

There are many personality tests out there, such as the Myers-Briggs for instance, and all of them are riddled with problems. 

The biggest one has to be the lack of reliability when it comes to personality results. 

In 1991, a study was done by National Research Council on the MBTI test to see just how reliable it was. They found that only 24 of the 61 subjects received the same result when they took the test multiple times. 

However, all is not lost. 

There’s something that much more powerful than personality that can account for all the ways that we think, act, speak, and so on called Meta-Programs. 

It was originally discovered by Leslie Cameron-Bandler, who at the time was working closely with Richard Bandler, the co-founder of NLP. 

She noticed that whenever she would do “Textbook NLP” on certain people, she wouldn’t always get the response she’s looking for. 

It was while working through these “failures” with Richard that she began to develop the initial list of the Meta-Programs. 

Numerous people made contributions over the years (such as L. Michael Hall in his classic book "Figuring People Out") and have applied the Meta-Programs to different contexts such as business and selling. 

After doing my own research on the subject, I’ve put together the very first NLP course on Meta-Programs called the “NLP Meta-Programs Mastery Course”.

NLP Meta-Programs Mastery Course

This is an easy-to-follow video course that provides a deep-dive into all the different Meta-Programs that affect how we function and act in the world. 

Here's What You'll Get

  • A deep understanding into how people function through their cognitive processing, emoting, speaking and behaving.
  • Increase your sense of empowerment by understanding how you work or someone else works and being able to match that working.
  • Learn how to get rid of mental and behavioral processes that no longer serve you. 
  • Accept, appreciate, and validate the differences of other people. 
  • Reduce conflict with other people by showing them how they function. 
  • Become a more flexible communicator.
  • And much more!

About Jacob Laguerre

Jacob Laguerre is the Founder of PCI Alpha. He's been studying and practicing NLP since 2015. He has taught over 2,505 students through his online courses. 

In his free time, he enjoys contemplating the meaning of life, taking long walks, and trying new foods. 

Here's What's Inside The Course:


Lesson 1: Mental Meta-Programs

Meta-Programs in thinking, sorting and perceiving. They describe how our attention functions in terms of how it attends and processes information cognitively and what it attends.

#1: Chunk Size

#2: Relationships Sort

#3: Representational System Sort

#4: Information Gathering Style

#5: Epistemology Sort

#6: Perceptual Categories Sort

#7: Attribution Style

#8: Perceptual Durability Sort

#9: Focus Sort

#10: Philosophical Direction Sort

#11: Reality Structure Sort

#12: Communication Channel Preference


Lesson 2: Emotional Meta-Programs

Meta-Programs in emoting and somatizing. They describe how our cognitive (or mental) processes emote as it creates our "emotional" states of consciousness.

#13: Stress Response Style

#14: Authority Sort

#15: Emotional State Sort

#16: Somatic Response Sort

#17: The Convincer Sort

#18: Emotional Direction Sort

#19: Emotional Intensity Sort


Lesson 3: Volitional Meta-Programs

Meta-Programs in willing, choosing, and conation. This describes our operational system for deciding, opting, preferring, and focusing attention.

#20: Direction Sort

#21: Conation Choice in Adapting

#22: Adaptation Sort

#23: Reason Sort of Modal Operators

#24: Preference Sort

#25: Goal Striving Sort --- Adapting To Expectations

#26: Value Buying Sort

#27: Responsibility Sort

#28: People Convincer Sort


Lesson 4: Response Meta-Programs

Meta-Programs in outputting, responding, communication. It includes how we act, gesture, somatize, behave, etc. This implies that information processing and sorting does not just occur in the brain, but in the body as well.

#29: Rejuvenation of Battery Sort

#30: Affiliation and Management Sort

#31: Communication Stance Sort

#32: General Response Style

#33: Somatic Response Style

#34: Work Preference Sort

#35: Comparison Sort

#36: Knowledge Source Sort

#37: Closure Sort

#38: Social Presentation

#39: Hierarchical Dominance Sort


Lesson 5: Meta Meta-Programs

Meta-Programs about Conceptual/Semantic Realities, Identity, Self, And Time. They describe the prior "formatting" of perception that constrains consciousness.

#40: Value Sort

#41: Temper to “Instruction” Sort

#42: Self-Esteem Sort

#43: Self-Confidence Sort

#44: Self-Experience Sort

#45: Self-Integrity

#46: Time-Tense Sort

#47: “Time” Experience Sort

#48: “Time” Access Sort

#49: Ego Strength Sort

#50: Morality Sort

#51: Causational Sort

People are not nouns, but processes.

-Alfred Korzybski

Course Bonuses 

As a person who likes to overdeliver, I’m throwing in a few extra bonuses with your course. 

Bonus #1

PDF Download off all 51 Meta-Programs
(convenient for offline viewing)

Bonus #2

Bonus video on how to change your Meta-Programs. Get rid of Meta-Programs that no longer serve you!

This is the very first NLP course on Meta-Programs

Many people have talked about Meta-Programs in articles or videos but this is the very first time that a comprehensive course has been put together that goes over all the Meta-Programs and how to use them on yourself or other people. 

money back

Try this course out for 30 days. If you're not completely satisfied and you don't feel like you've gotten your money's worth, just shoot us an email over at support at and we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.


how do i know you're qualified to teach this stuff?

I'm a certified NLP Practitioner and have been studying and practicing NLP since 2015. I've also been featured in NBC, CBS, and FOX and have taught over 2,000 students through my online courses.

what if i don't need it right now?

If you communicate with other people in any meaningful way, then you absolutely need this product. There’s a practical way to understanding why people do the things they do and it’s not because of personality.

Meta-Programs will help you communicate effectively with other people by understanding their frame-of-mind.

You can even use this information on yourself to increase your self-knowledge and to make it easier to act in alignment with how you already function.

Or if you’re not happy with your current Meta-Programs, you can always changed them as explained in the bonus video in this course. 

what if i don't like it?

If you don't like it for any reason, send us an email over at support at and we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Enroll today and start learning how to figure people out using NLP Meta-Programs.

This offer might not be around forever so don't delay or you'll miss out. 

A Note from Jacob

I’ve poured my blood, sweat and tears into making a course that’s newbie-friendly and will help you develop a solid understanding of NLP Meta-Programs.  

There’s a ton of great info out there on NLP Meta-Programs, but nobody has time to sift through a bazillion links. Learn everything you need right here in this course and start becoming a more flexible communicator.

See you in the first lesson.

Jacob Laguerre

PCI Alpha

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