When someone is feeling really upset about something, how do you prefer to go about consoling that person? Also, how would you prefer to be comforted? I'm curious to see if this might be type related as well, so please give your type.
For me, an INTP, I used to prefer giving advice for how to help the situation, but now I'm starting to lean more toward showing sympathy and concern, especially if there's nothing that can really be done about the situation. This is also what I prefer to receive when I'm upset. I don't need someone to suggest logical solutions, because chances are I've already come up with it, and if I by chance I hadn't thought of it, I'll just think "why didn't I come up with that? " I understand when people don't give a lot of sympathy and prefer giving advice instead because I know they mean well, but I just want to know that someone cares about my problems and I can see that better through sympathy.