how do feel about giving advice? D o you try to avoid it?

United States
August 1, 2008 10:18pm CST
Do you only give advice when asked? Do you give it anyway? and what are your rules about giving advice? Have you ever gotten n trouble or regretted giving advice? Is there a difference wether its family or friends? Do you sometimes do this without realising that you have?
4 responses
• United States
22 Aug 08
I only give advice when I am asked for it and I believe in giving my honest opinion. I believe if people don't want my advise then they shouldn't ask for it because I am going to be honest.
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• United States
23 Aug 08
That is so true. Its a terrible thing to give someone just what they want to hear if its wrong. I agree with you totaly. Be honest and if you cant then its better not to say a thing.
@kinjalk (192)
• United States
15 Aug 08
All very good questions. I believe it all depends on who is talking to you and about what. If its someone you really care about and they are talking you will give advice without knowing because you want to help them, I think that will happen even if you dont know the person well enough. Its just human nature sometimes you try to not put yourself in that situation but things happen. I do not recall getting in any kind of trouble that I know off by giving someone advice. I believe if you're a genuine person it shouldn't matter if its freinds or family. Thanks and I hope that helps :-)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Sometimes people ask for it and dont really want it. I guess you have determine when to proceed. I have known people who ask for it and they really already have their minds made up lol
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 08
For me it's usually the case of me giving the advice but not following it myself! In other words I don't practice what I preach. I am good about giving people advice especially on exercise and diet and also of relationships especially as I have been through two disasterous relationships I hope that others can learn from my advice and not make the same mistakes. If I give advice it is up to the person as to whether they listen and take notice of it, it's only advice I am not telling them they MUST do it, that way there are no repurcussions. We have to make our own mistakes sometimes to be able to learn fully. Yes I have given advice in the past that I have regretted but I learn from that too, some subjects I just don't give advice on especially if I don't know much about the situation.
• United States
23 Aug 08
I couldnt agree more. If we dont know untill we are more informed ...it pays to know when to keep quiet besides wouldnt want to give bad advie and then someone takes it and has a problem ugh...although sometimes....we are tempmted to say things at times....and try to catch ourselves before we do.
• United States
2 Aug 08
i dont mind giving advice especially if it is asked of me. and before i usually give someone my opinion about something i normally ask if it si okay because some people dont want your advice no matter how good it is.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
your right because thats what they tell me lol