I have difficulty taking advice from others.

@Valenas (1510)
United States
June 24, 2008 5:02pm CST
I am never too slow to give advice to another person when they ask for it, and I try my best to give the person the most helpful answer possible. I have had people tell me that they have taken my advice and it works. But, I know that, if someone were to give me the same advice, I would not follow it. Whenever people see me having trouble, and they give me advice, I tell them thank you, but I never follow it. Do you or know someone with, or have, the same problem that I do? Someone who can give advice, but not take it? Not even their own advice?
4 responses
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I can be like that at times. But I think in my case sometimes I give advice I have no way of following because my circustances are different. It is quite common what you are talking about. You are one of the few that admits is tho :)
1 person likes this
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Thank you for responding. C: You are right about the circumstances, I thought about that after I posted the discussion. I try to take a problem that I am having, and pretend that it belongs to someone else, then create advice for it, but I still will not take it.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Well they say that the first step is knowing one has a problem, the rest should be easy. Be patient as it might not be overnight.
1 person likes this
• United States
27 Jun 08
I NEVER take people's advice. I'm so silly that way. Of course I usually regret it later on, but I like to carve my own path. I usually don't even ask for advice though because I know I won't follow it. =P They just give it. Then I say "Thanks" and do my own thing...lol
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
27 Jun 08
That is a good way of doing things! And, if you make a mistake along the way, you can learn from it yourself first hand.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
25 Jun 08
I give out advice quite freely. but do find not very easy to follow it if given by someone to me. I find following advice easier if I have specifically asked for it and also depends on who has given it
1 person likes this
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Yes, exactly. Thank you for responding.
• United States
25 Jun 08
I'm always giving other people advise. I'd rather be the provider than receiver. I have a big problem with that to. I take in what they're saying, but it just doesn't stick for some reason. Sometimes they'll get all upset and then I feel like a jerk. I guess they don't think that their advise is helpful? I don't know.
1 person likes this
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I like to find my own way, it just does not come to me for a while, not until that moment where I am just ready to break. I guess I am more of an independent person when it comes to figuring out who I am and what I need to do with my life. Thank you for responding.