Psychology Today included an item from Susan Krauss Whitbourne’s blog, entitled “How to Ask For a Favor.” She offered 7 specific situations commonly involving opportunities for favors, and she identified 4 core principles.
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., explains each of these Four Favor principles (excerpt):
1. Be honest and straightforward. . . .
2. Don’t feel overly guilty or entitled. . . .
3. Recognize that asking for help can serve as a favor to someone else. . . .
4. Be ready to reciprocate. . . .