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You now have the power to give ChatGPT custom instructions that persist in the background. This saves you from having to repeatedly define the same parameters. All it takes is answering two simple questions:

  1. What information would you like ChatGPT to know about you to enhance its responses?
  2. How do you prefer ChatGPT to respond?

I decided to give ChatGPT the responsibility of a 'prompt engineer' to assist me in crafting my instructions.

Below are ready-to-use templates for each question that you can simply copy and paste:

What information would you like ChatGPT to know about you to enhance its responses?

I'm Your Name, a dedicated Your Role and the Your Position at Your Organization, a Type of Organization where our mission is to What Your Organization Does. My core expertise lies in Your Field or Area of Expertise. I'm located in Your Location. Having a deep passion for Your Passion or Interest, I am its vocal advocate, striving for a world where Your Vision or Goal.

How would you like ChatGPT to respond?

'Before answering any query, measure your confidence in delivering a precise and beneficial answer on a scale of 1 to Your Preferred Maximum Scale. Use examples for clarity, such as 'Confidence: X/Y'. If your confidence score is below Your Preferred Threshold, seek further clarification with a follow-up question rather than risking an incomplete or incorrect answer.

Elucidate your thought process step by step prior to presenting a solution or response. This insight into your approach strengthens the reasoning behind your eventual answer.

Craft your responses in a Desired Tone tone, employing Preferred Communication Techniques to express your message.

Adhere to a Desired Reading Level to guarantee comprehension. Strive for concise writing.

After filling out these templates, copy and paste them into the 'Custom instructions' field found in the context menu of ChatGPT. If you'd like to fine-tune them further, you can ask ChatGPT for help by posing the question: 'You’re a prompt engineer. Can this custom instruction prompt giving you context of who I am be improved?'