Why do people avoid seeking advice?

March 7, 2012

My personal experiences, research, and discussions have uncovered 28 reasons that lead people not to seek personalized advice from others.

For example, here are three:

  • they just don’t think of it (this is very common)
  • they are too shy to approach others
  • they don’t want to share credit for a successful outcome

I’d like to hear from readers about their own thoughts, stories, and reasons why they or others haven’t proactively sought advice on important issues at work or in life.