A mentor to do their “job”, with integrity and honesty, occasionally need to give frank, even severe comments and…medium.com
If a mentor has to do their “job”, with integrity and honesty, occasionally they will need to give frank, even severe comments and criticisms. If you are someone who avoids conflict in dealing with people, the worse it will get. A mentor failing to intervene would actually be doing a disservice!
In their heart a mentor has the best intentions for their mentee. They do not mean or want to do any harm. It is important to keep reinforcing the concept: As your mentor, they are your greatest critic and your greatest cheerleader.