The first says, "Hello."The other thinks, "I wonder what he meant by that."
If you ask a therapist "How are you?", They'll tell you.
And by making this mistake I have also discovered the cliche of "Every therapist needs and therapist" is true.
At work a quick "Good morning! How ya doin'?" Can turn into a 30 minute conversation about how they are feeling light headed today because their period is particularly heavy and seemed to be quite "thick" too and they are worried they might be loosing too much blood (True account here people).
Also it seems there are different types of therapists. The Clinical/Counselling Psychologist tend to be pretty normal people, or at least interact normally. Psychiatrists tend to be above it all and so far are the only therapists that insist on being addressed as Doctor... At.all.times. And Psychologists? Let's just say be careful of what you say around them. I once had one of the Psychologists at work dissect why I wanted a cup of tea and what an interesting dynamic I had set by stating it aloud. Actually, I'm often setting interesting dynamics even when I have done nothing... EVERYTHING in the whole WIDE WORLD is an interesting dynamic to these people. And EVERYTHING can be read into. It can be quite fun actually, if you enjoy messing with people a bit. I am often dropping out of place words/sayings into conversation just so they can enjoy pondering on that shit for a good 20 minutes.
I have to close here with that I absolutely love all the people I work with. They are wonderful, funny, smart, fun people. They are also quite easy to take the piss out off. And don't worry, I do it too their face as well.