You really catch every word a person is saying and you can get deep into their psyche as you have to relay every message they have onto the screen. You can spend 5 hours listening to a person and it’s possible to develop a very strong connection with that person just through listening to their words and their voice. They can make you laugh and share things with you that they maybe wouldn’t with other people. It’s not a connection but you can sometimes feel like you definitely know the person a bit more having listened to them for so long. Also in this information overload world we live in it can be hard to really listen to everything someone is saying and take it all in. With transcription you have to be present and literally hear every word. Also the words are going directly into your head with no outside distractions. That’s why transcribing can be very intimate.