Nobody likes to be told what to do.
And many people don’t like to tell others what to do.
So what happens when providing that direction, or advice, is absolutely necessary, and you are the one that has to do it?
It takes a little finesse, but it can be done, without hurting anyone.
If it is solicited, it should be offered in a kind, constructive manner and tone.
Wouldn’t you be more receptive to such advice if you knew the reason for it, or if you knew the person giving it really cared?
In personal matters, there may be or safety or emergency reasons behind it, or you’re a parent giving guidance to a child. In business matters, you may be a supervisor or a boss , and you need a job done correctly.
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
Use a little finesse and others will be more receptive to your message.