In describing situations clients often use adjectives. But these are - in itself - relative judgements, meaning they also refer to a positioning on an implicit scale in themselves.
I wonder, what would happen when we would ask "in comparison to what?" whenever our client utters an adjective?
It may be a simple tool to engage them in revealing their implicit frame of reference (their zeroes and their tens). The advantage would be that you can link it directly to something they've uttered (without an elaborat introduction).
I'd like to have your opinions about this? Does anyone have the experience of using the "in comparison to what" question with simple adjectives (not just comparatives or superlatives)?
Kind regards, Hannes