man giving advice to another man

Giving Advice


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Giving advice is a tricky thing. On the one hand, it’s tempting to think that offering advice is a way of helping others. On the other hand, though, giving advice when it’s not been asked for can be uncomfortable. If you’re not sure whether or not someone wants your advice, it’s best to just ask them!

Some people regularly look to others for advice while others prefer to work out their problems on their own.


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  • advice (noun)
  • offer (verb)
  • normally (adverb)
  • tend (verb)
  • problematic (adjective)
  • unwanted (adjective)

Let's Talk!

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Do you usually ask people for advice?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Giving Advice
  • Do you like to give people advice?
  • Who do you usually give advice to?
  • Why do you think some people are better at giving advice than others?
  • Do you ever give advice without being asked?
  • How often do you ask for advice?
  • What are the important things to remember when giving advice?
  • Do you prefer to ask for advice or find the solution to problems yourself?
  • How do you feel when someone gives you advice when you haven't asked them to?
  • What advice would you give someone thinking about moving to your town?
  • What advice would you give someone looking to follow the same career path as you?

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