DBDD: Inability to learn from past challenges
They usually come time and time again with the same kind of problems:
- Someone doesn't quite get how the box model works in CSS.
- Someone never reads the documentation before shooting up a question.
- Someone doesn't seem to get how reactivity works in their SPA of choice.
- Some people never seem to find their way around their IDEs.
It's not a deja vu. These are the people for whom you've already solved the problem before. Maybe more than once. Yet they come back to you like they never saw anything like it before.
And in some cases, they haven't. Maybe they were checking social media, leaned back in their chairs, while you were debugging their environment.
In this case, it's important to set clear boundaries between what's acceptable and what's not when it comes to asking for help. It is also important to correctly define the process as an act of teaching and not one of delegating one's problems.