Now that we've established the basis of what submodalities are and how we can use them to make useful changes to our model of the world quickly and easily it's time to focus in on the detail by looking at some examples of submodality distinctions. As most submodality work utilises the Visual, Kinesthetic and Auditory channels we'll stick to those for now:-
- Is the picture black and white or colour?
- Is the picture near or far?
- Is the picture 2D or 3D?
- Is it a still picture or a movie?
- Is it associated (you see it through your own eyes) or dissociated (you see yourself in the picture?
- Is it focussed or defocussed?
- Is it bright or dim?
- Is it in the centre of your field of vision or off to one side?
- Is it clear or grainy?
- Is it solid or transparent?
- Is it framed or panoramic?
- Where is the feeling in your body?
- Does the feeling stay in one place or does it move?
- If it moves, how specifically does it move?
- Is there a temperature to the feeling?
- Is there a weight or a pressure to the feeling?
- Is there a vibration to the feeling?
- What is the intensity of the feeling?
- Is the intensity constant or does it change?
- If the feeling changes, at what speed does it change?
- Does the feeling have a shape or a texture?
- Is there a rhythm to the feeling?
- Is the sound loud, quiet or does the volume vary?
- Is it fast or slow?
- Is the sound near or far?
- If the sound moves, how specifically does it move?
- Is the sound in mono or stereo?
- Does the sound come from a particular location or direction?
- Does the sound loop? Fade in and out?
- Is there a single sound or layers of sound?
- Is the sound pronounced and in the foreground or muted and in the background?
- Is the sound a tone, a voice, musical etc?
- Does the sound have a particular speed or duration?
- Are there any pauses in the sound?
This list is very far from exhaustive - human beings can make many, many distinctions in the qualities of their subjective experience, which is one of the reasons why comparing your own experience with that of other people is so fascinating.