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How to Handle Unsolicited Advice Written By Alana Karran We’ve all been there, from the stranger in the grocery store line to the family member that always knows better, to the colleague that needs to show everyone up, unsolicited advice comes in many forms. So what to do? How do you manage this unrequested guidance in a kind, yet firm way? Consider the Source Unsolicited advice from a complete stranger is likely a lot less charged than advice from someone you know well. That said, it helps to find the origin and their motivations. In general, most people just want to help. Giving them the benefit of the doubt as a default setting may go a long way towards managing