8 Signs You Probably Shouldn't Take Life Advice From Someone
A problem shared isn't always a problem halved.
We all have different people we go to for advice. Maybe your BFF is the bomb when it comes to boy problem and your mum is mega for money troubles, and it makes sense to get different opinions if you're having issues you need help sorting.
But sometimes we find ourselves taking that advice from people who perhaps aren’t the most qualified. Would you take advice on working out from a couch potato? Or what to watch on Netflix from someone who hates TV? Exactly.
Here's a few things to think about when you’re picking who to take your wisdom from.
1. They're a ’yes’ person
If all you ever hear them say is ‘yes' then are they really telling you their opinion or just what you want to hear? Life advice isn’t always about saying the nice thing.
2. They’re flaky af
When someone repeatedly flakes on you, they’re not giving you 100%. It’s rude and it's lazy. Sure, people can make mistakes, but if it happens constantly then ask yourself if you really can trust this person’s judgement.
3. They say one thing to someone’s face and another behind their back
If your friend is telling someone what they want to hear then turning around and saying the opposite to you, how can you be sure they’re not doing the exact same thing to you? Advice needs to be the same behind your back as it is to your face.
4. Drama follows them
Perpetual drama doesn’t just happen to people, normally they attract it. If someone is constantly embroiled in gossip and beef then maybe their decisions aren’t letting them live their best life. Sound familiar? Probably stay clear of their advice.
5. All their conversations start with “I am so hungover”
Real talk: we love a drink. But we’re not getting blackout every night. So if that one friend you have, that's constantly waking up with no memory, tries to give you a bunch of life advice about getting your shiz together, just smile and nod. Then ignore it, obvs,
6. They’re most concerned with their image
If all they do is worry about their selfies and check their social media then you need to think about where their advice is coming from. When you’re so obsessed with how other people see you, your advice will likely reflect that and sometimes that's not the voice you should be listening to.
7. They force their opinion on you
We’ve all been in the situation where we think we know the best road for a friend to go down. But sometimes, when you’re too pushy, you don’t actually hear what the person needing advice is saying. So if someone is forcing their opinion down your throat then be wary of what they’re telling you to do, if you’re not convinced they’ve really listened at all.
8. They love to talk about other people
If they’re so wrapped up in the drama of other people’s loves then we would be wary of how legit their advice is. When someone surrounds themselves with high intensity dramz all the time then their mindset can reflect that. So just think about the consequences of what they're telling you.
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