How to Deal with Unsolicited Advice

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I absolutely despise receiving unsolicited advice.

You have to understand why people who dole out advice behave the way they do.

People who give unsolicited advice think that everything is their way or the highway (or at least should be).

People who give unsolicited advice are control freaks.

People who give unsolicited advice are in dire need to feel powerful.

So, the real question is, how to deal with unsolicited advice when it comes your way?

Take a pause, if in the moment you can feel your anger rising, and walk away from the situation.

Let the person know that advice is not what you were looking for.

Sometimes silence is the most powerful answer of all.

You also need to take accountability for how you might be exasperating the situation.

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