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5. They try to give you advice that may seem like good ideas, but in reality, only benefit them and make them feel important.

This kind of behavior can be incredibly hurtful once you figure out that they’re doing this. It might seem like they’re genuinely looking out for you, especially if you consider them a best friend who always gives sound advice. You might have always considered them a shoulder you can lean on and cry in times of trouble. Basically, you thought you could trust them, and then you realize down the road that all the advice they were giving you wasn’t even for your own personal growth and well-being, but a way for them to have the upper hand.

Introverts can generally be great advice givers because they often take the time to observe the world before participating. They are also more naturally inclined to think things through instead of impulsively acting out. A jealous introvert, however, will have different intentions. They may want to feel needed by you because it boosts their self-esteem, so they may give you bad advice that influences you to make the decision they were hoping for that will keep you running back to them for more advice.

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Written by Catherine Huang

Catherine Huang graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She has a penchant for storytelling, ramen, and psychology. Catherine is a writer for Psych2Go and looks forward to reaching out to its growing community, hoping to encourage others to tap into self-examination and confront life's challenges head on with the most difficult questions.

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