Quick Definition: A break or interrupt in someone’s NLP pattern or routine sequence.

Full Definition:

An interrupt can come verbally or physically from the target, such as her throwing a hoop: “Excuse me for a second, can you get me a drink? I am thirsty.” It can also come from external interrupts, such as a CB, friend, the bar closing, or a need to use the bathroom.


I could not help coughing and I pattern-interrupted myself.

Related Terms: Pattern, POTF, NLP, Interrupt