How to deflect nosy questions, stop advice-givers, fend off criticism and more - Deepstash
#1. When someone asks something you’re just not sure about

It can be helpful to buy some time to analyze the situation and figure out what we want exactly. 

  • "I need some time to think. Can we pick this up in half an hour?" ...

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How to deflect nosy questions, stop advice-givers, fend off criticism and more

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#2. What to say to deflect nosy questions

We don’t owe anyone our personal information, especially not to satisfy their curiosity. If the person persists, repeat your stock answer.

  • How much money you make: “Trus...

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#3. What to say when getting unsolicited advice

When sharing some problem or news with friends or family who are quick to give their opinion, set them up for success by starting with a qualifier like:

  •  “I...

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- Terri Cole

"Veiled criticism can be worded in a way that sounds helpful or caring, but if your body wisdo...

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#4. What to say when someone is judgmental or critical

When someone makes a rude comment and then says, “I’m just being honest,” it isn't always constructive criticism or even true.

Someone who gives you genuinely constructive criticism

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#5. What to say when a line has been crossed

Often, if you can open up a conversation, the rest will flow. 

Basic conversation starters to get the ball rolling for a difficult :

● “I thought you should know ....

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