I like this meta program, this is the preferred interest filter. Basically people what people are interested in can be categorized into these 5 things and if we want to have great friendships we should take heed of these 5 things and make an effort to engage in the ones our friends like.
Interests can be categorised into people, places, things, activities and information.
Take me for example; I am obsessed with personal development. I love reading, listening to audio books and talking about what I read. I talk about what I read and I tell others they should consume the same information.
I have another friend (not so close any more) that loves to play team sports, he loves going out and doing activities.
I hope you are getting the gist by now. When trying to figure out a persons interest filter, you are looking for the following.
Do they spend their time talking about the people they have interacted with, the places they have been, the things that they bough, the activities they did or the information they recall about it.
And if you want to communicate within their model you might say….
People = “Tell me about who went with you…”
Places = “Tell me what places you went to …”
Things = “Tell me what things you bought while on holidays…”
Activities = “What did you do while you were away…”
Information = “What did you learn while you were away, what was the history of…”
Rock and Roll
PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?