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    Do you tell people what they want to hear, or do you offer your real opinion, genuine advice and heartfelt support??? I mean IRL as well as on message boards...

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    I offer advice. Plain and simple. Whether or not it's what they want to hear, I'll give it - especially if I have a basis for my opinion or I see something that they aren't seeing.
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    I think for me it depends on the situation and the person. I try to just be honest as I can ( without being harsh unless its my best friend. ) but if i feel that i would just be talking to a brick wall i usually just ignore the situation.


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    It depends on the situation! I try to be as honest as possible but sometimes it isn't always appropriate! Then I usually just say that "I am not sure what to say" or that I don't have any advice.
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    I think it's not what you say it's how you say it. You can still get your opinion across without offending the other party.
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    Im the type of person who will tell you how it is BUT I try to do it to where Im not offending anyone. I know I dont want people sugarcoating things for me, I want them to tell me straight up. Although Im more inclined to tell people I know quite well my opinions rather than someone I rarely speak/see unless they ask me my opinion. Hope that somewhat made sense lol.
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    I tell people what I think and how I feel... what I would do in their situation... but I try to do it as nicely as possible and if I CANT do it nicely, I try not to do it at all.

    there is no point to advice if it isn't helpful, so I just try to be helpful... and hurting someone is NOT helpful.
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    I give honest advice. There have been a lot of places I just don't say anything anymore because they want attention and pitty rather than REAL support.
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    I try to give advice, but it depends a lot on who I am giving it to. If it is someone I know or am close to or at least talk to often then I am more likely to give genuine advice. If it is someone I am not very familiar with I normally start off by just giving encouragement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    I give honest advice. There have been a lot of places I just don't say anything anymore because they want attention and pitty rather than REAL support.

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