idk what it is about conversations that allow them to draw insight out of you with ease.
Looking at prompts and exercises in workbooks, I don’t feel motivated to work on them. It’s different than if I imagined someone asking me those Qs.
The latter feels more effortless and engaging.
I guess this is what coaches, consultants, and therapists are essentially charging for.
This reminds me of a recent article I read about how an AI-based mental-health service gets backlash when the users know the responses were programmatically generated even though the company has this description explicitly stated during registration.
Two lessons: Simulated empathy feels icky. And… people don’t read fine prints.
I still think there’s a place for AI in the therapy / counseling industry (they are objectively effective, and we do need a way to increase the accessibility of affordable mental health help). The approach just needs to be designed properly.