Why you shouldn’t take it upon yourself to speak on other people’s behalf

If you know what someone thinks, lucky you. But don’t take it upon yourself to speak on their behalf.
Speaking on someone’s behalf is a sacred role. You need to get specific permission to speak for someone. And if you assume that permission you will only hurt your relationship with the person you presume to represent, and the person you speak to.
A much better action would be to either stay silent with your privy information or say, “I think they might be thinking X, but don’t take my word for it, you’ll need to ask them yourself.”

One thought on “Why you shouldn’t take it upon yourself to speak on other people’s behalf

  1. James 1:19
    Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

    Good article. Our words have POWER and we must be care the words we choose and use.

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