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Why don’t people like straightforward/blunt people?

I mean even when someone uses tact, they still get disliked.
I’m a honest person and when someone ask for my job opinion or the truth, that’s what they’re going to get and I’m not sorry for being honest. I do use tact though.
My best friend asked me why a lot of people don’t like her new “friend”. Yea I quoted friend because that girl didn’t respect her. So I didn’t sugarcoat it so I told her the blunt truth kindly, but she didn’t take it well. She got upset that I told her but I’m her best friend, I gotta tell her the truth. She didn’t speak to me for a while but later realized I was right about that girl that used me and took advantage of her and quite frankly, didn’t even she didn’t even like her that much. I can tell she didn’t like my best friend and was jealous of her success and everything. I’ve been trying to tell her for a while and also when her boyfriend was no good for her and deserved a real man.
Mustang239 · 56-60, M
People don’t want the truth. They want others to tell them what they want to hear, to validate what they think and feel. People need their egos stroked, they need to hear how right or important they are
akindheart · 61-69, F
i am criticized for the same thing. you have to be true to yourself. its too bad that people don't value honesty
val70 · 51-55
What always trumps honesty is courtesy
I don't think tactful people who give an honest answer when asked are disliked. It's usually those who give an unsolicited opinion without being asked or are generally harsh with no regard to the feelings of others.
Also, when a person doesn't talk to you when you tell them truth they find hard to accept it doesn't necessarily mean they dislike you. They might just need time to process it.
Funlov · M
I think most of the people today younger people don’t have thick skin. They take everything so personal it’s just what I think.
SlaveEt · 31-35, F
Because sometimes the truth sucks and having to face it is harder than a sugar coated lie.
People are stupid and think their friends must tell them what they want to hear
ElizabethBabe1994 · 26-30, F
@BeefySenpie Right? Those people don’t give a shit. Not true friends. True friends tell them what they NEED to hear, even if the truth is painful.
The empire controlling the world is based in obvious lies.
Matt85 · 36-40, M
Sometimes they do
ElizabethBabe1994 · 26-30, F
@Matt85 if those people do than that’s a good thing. We need more straightforward people to call it as it is
Matt85 · 36-40, M
@ElizabethBabe1994 Different cultures will provide different results. Find one you like. :)

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