Comparisons Exercise – This exercise will require a willing partner.
- A states a problem/limitation.
- B determines the comparison involved in the limitation.
“As compared to what?”
“What are you comparing this to, to even recognize what it is?”
Determine: Is this a useful comparison to change? If we changed this comparison, would that change his/her experience? If not, is there another comparison in this context that would be more useful to change? (Hint: it’s often useful to go earlier in the sequence.)
- B tries to change components of the comparison in a useful way. Be sure you’re only changing the comparison, not the complex equivalence of cause-effect.
Possible components to change in a comparison:
- Change chunk size
- Change criteria
- Mismatch/match (or less/more)
- Change time frame
- Other/other comparison
- Different self/other