Precision Model (or) Precision Language is a language free of imprecisions like generalizations, deletions and distortions.


The use of Universals like Always and Never. “I always catch cold in winter.” – Always?

Stoppers/Limiters. “I can’t do math” – What you have to do in order to math?


Vague Subjects. “People don’t let you make decisions” – Which people?

Vague Verbs. “John needs to improve himself” – Improve, in what way?

Comparisons. “That was a poorly written report” – Poor, compared to what?

Abstractions. “We have a misunderstanding” – misunderstanding, in what way?

Opinion as Fact. “This is the right way to do the job” – According to whom?


Blaming. “You make me angry” – How do I make you angry?

Assumptions. “You are upset, I can tell” – How do you know?

Complex Equivalence. “My manager banged the door open, I must have done something wrong” – How your manager banging the door open means you have done something wrong?

The deliberate use of imprecision in language can be used in the formation of empowering beliefs.

Also see Milton Model