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What's the difference between: helpful and supportive? What's the difference between: helpful and supportive?
Oct 26, 2018 8:50 AM
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Hi Helena, Good question. Being helpful is always a physical action. Cleaning the house, giving a ride, watching the children, answering ESL questions for students. ;-) Being supportive also includes emotional helpfulness. Believing in someone, or thinking of them during a difficult time. Let's say you are learning to play an instrument. Since I do not understand music, I can't be directly helpful. But I can be supportive by encouraging you to learn and practice. I hope this helps, Stephen
October 26, 2018
Hi Stephen, It's a very clear explanation. Thanks a lot ! It's really helpful ! Thanks again !
October 26, 2018
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