Bethenny is visiting Los Angeles for a week and asks long-time friend Carole if she can stay at her place. Carole is surprised by such a forward question and feels put on the spot. Nevertheless, she agrees to let Bethenny stay for the week because she feels too awkward saying no. What results? A week of passive aggressive “Mmhmms” in response to the copious amount of “Is everything OKs?” and an otherwise strong friendship weakened by unspoken tension.
So, who are you in this scenario? Are you a Bethenny or a Carole?
If you identify more with Bethenny, you’re probably an Asker. If you’re more of a Carole, you’re probably a Guesser. Here’s what it means to be an Asker and Guesser, and why it’s important to know for your relationships at home, work and everywhere in between.