2. Turn the tables
When a know-it-all friend begins sharing unsolicited advice or she begins going on and on about something she’s certainly wrong about, turn the tables! Correct her and give references to back yourself up. Or, start spewing out advice to her before she even starts speaking.
3. Talk to her
If you are sick and tired of all those unsolicited advices, come right out with it! Speak politely and don’t insult her. Try to find the good time to talk to her. You need to know what you’re going to say and be sure to use only kind words. Tell your know-it-all friend how it makes you feel and maybe she will respond well.
4. Don’t take her comments personally
Often the know-it-all friend can say some not-so-nice things, and these things are usually about you. Instead of thinking that something is not okay with you, never take her comments and advices personally. Because if you do, you may really begin to develop a complex and it’s not good for you!
5. Avoid her
Sadly to say, but sometimes the best way to cope with a know-it-all friend is to avoid her. Try to avoid those places where you think she’ll be and don’t invite her out.
There are some good bits of information on dealing with “know-it-alls” in the following podcast audio discussion.
According to Whitbourne, there are two different types of know-it-alls: the one who actually does have a wealth of knowledge, and wants you to know it, and the person who, as a result of insecurity, only acts like he or she knows everything.
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