Subtle behaviors that will help indicate what representational system a person is using to think with. As people think or process information, they have subtle changes and variations in the physical body and behavior. Common types of accessing cues include eye movements, voice tone, voice tempo, body posture, skin color, gestures, facial expressions, and breathing patterns.
People can also observe accessing cues in use by other people to better understand their behavior. We can use this information to develop rapport by matching the person’s behavior and representational system.