A person may be described as unhelpable in a few situations. Including but not limited to.
1 – Stress is greater than the emotional reward
When the stress incurred in helping someone becomes so great that you can no longer think straight. A solution becomes impossible to reach because of the endless barriers thrown up at you. What should be a simple matter of a bit of advice turns into a lengthy explanation of the entire subject, in the end you’ve given out all you know on the subject and still the Unhelpable’s problem isn’t solved. It is very frustrating as you’ve perhaps helped lots of other people before with exactly the same problem.
2 – The Unhelpable is so because they are incapable of helping themselves
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