The New Bubble Girl (banyangirl1832) wrote in thequestionclub,
The New Bubble Girl
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TQC, when someone comes to you with a problem they're having, is it your first instinct to suggest ways they can solve it? Or do you just let them rant and then if they ask for solutions, give it to them?

I'm a "fix it!" kind of person so I immediately give solutions, but sometimes I'm really bad at figuring out when people just want to complain about something without getting advice about it. Especially if the person is talking to me over IM, I pretty much have to be told, "I don't want solutions, I just want to talk about it." Otherwise I just don't get it and come out with "Well you have this option and you could do this thing or this..." and inadvertently piss them off.
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