- Reliable Advisor-Reliable Advisor
- Reliable Advisor-Listener
- Reliable Advisor-Chatterbox
- Reliable Advisor-Private
Reliable Advisor-Reliable Advisor: Your friendship is like the Crane brothers' camaraderie on Frasier. There's a lot of great advice being swapped, most of it appreciated. But two Reliable Advisors together must be careful not to let competition damage their friendship. As long as you both use your advice-giving skills sympathetically and unselfishly, encouraging risks or decisions that are best for your friend even if not best for you, your friendship should be safe.
Reliable Advisor-Listener: As much as Listener loves to, yes, listen, Reliable Advisor may be too much to take at times. Since the Advisor will offer advice whether Listener asks or not, the Advisor risks offending Listener and causing a rift in the friendship. The Advisor needs to remember that sometimes Listener may simply need to be listened to and not talked at. For her part, it's important for Listener to learn to speak her mind -- and hold her ground -- if the friendship is to thrive.
Reliable Advisor-Chatterbox: Yours is one chatty friendship! While Reliable Advisor and Chatterbox may seem supremely compatible, your friendship is missing one key element: listening. If you can both learn to keep your mouths shut sometimes and your ears open for each other, you two will be friends for a long time to come.
Reliable Advisor-Private: What a frustrating friendship -- for the Reliable Advisor anyway. Most likely, the Reliable Advisor will be frustrated and even annoyed by the lack of shared intimacies from the Private (offering advice is the Reliable Advisor's specialty and a great source of her self-esteem as well). Your only hope for continued friendship is that you share hobbies and activities instead of juicy secrets. With common interests to keep you close, you may just make it.