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Related Patterns As a group of related patterns, ProxPatterns (PPs) are valuable in relationship with each other. If one ProxPattern doesn't apply in a situation, another one probably does. Further, they often work together and play off each other to create some synergy.
If a particular ProxPatterndoes not apply to your situation, others probably do. To find a new ProxPattern that relates, try the questions below. After you try them, circle back to the questions above to see how the new ProxPattern relates to other PPs.
• Consider a ProxPattern which seems like it might help. How does it apply?
• Choose a randomProxPatternor one you haven't tried yet. What ideas, possibilities or actions does it trigger?
• Pick a ProxPatternwhich you don't often use. How does it relate?
To consider how pairs of ProxPatterns relate, choose two ProxPatterns and a relationship below. The result may trigger ideas, possibilities and options. Write down those that seem even a little promising and decide later.
There are 3328 combinations of these three choices! Probably some will relate and others won't. In exploring the combinations, try choices which: 1) Seem like they might work, 2) Are random or untried, and 3) Are ones you don't often use.
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In a conversation, you might need to honor someone's feelings or point of view, yet know that there are a variety of ways to react to the situation, and also allow for some uncertainty in how they might respond. Using and relating these three ProxPatterns may help your conversation.