Concreteness Categories Examples Responses Deletions "I am going" I'm scared" She is the best "Going where?" "Of what?" Best compared with whom?" Moral Imperatives "I should learn this list" "I must not neglect my studies" What is the reason you should, must do this? Concreteness Categories Examples Emotional Magic “Your frowning makes me mad” Responses “Specifically, how does my frowning cause you to be mad?” “As long as my teacher is “How, specifically, does around, I feel happy” the presence of your teacher cause you to be happy?” “When you frown, I know “How, specifically, do you hate me” you know that my “I know he doesn’t love frowning means I hate me” you?” “Was there ever a “When he frowns, I know time when he frowned he hates me” and he loved you?” “Have you ever frowned at someone you love?” “My wife wants to work. “Do you love your wife She doesn’t love me” and also want her to work?” Concreteness Categories Examples Responses Overgeneralizations “I always have trouble learning this kind of material" “You never have learned any kind of material like this before ever?” “Was there ever a time when you didn’t lose an argument?” “I always lose arguments” Adapted from a table in Cormier and Cormier (1991) from a list compiled by R. Rittenhouse (personal communication, June 1982) and Bandler and Grinder (1975).