I try to be. I grew up in a bad part of NYC and lying was more common than honesty. When I got older I realized how detrimental being a liar was, both to me and the people I love. For awhile I became brutally honest, not caring how much my harsh words hurt or offended anyone. Since I embraced the Gospel I try to be completely honest, but am careful not to bludgeon people with the truth. I won't fabricate things, or deceive them into thinking I mean something I don't, but I do try to soften harsh truths usually by emphasizing a positive element, and not harboring on a person's faults or weaknesses. I try to focus on what can be done to improve the situation, not on what happened in the past to cause it
Yes, I am honest... brutally honest, at times. People who lie drive me crazy, especially habitual liars who lie so much, they can't keep all their lies straight.
"Honesty is the best policy." Might be a little tough to tell the truth in some circumstances, but in the long run, you'll be much better off for it. You won't have a bunch of lies/"stories" to try to keep track of, & you won't lose the trust of your family & friends.
Everyone lies.. EVERYONE.. It is the degree of the lie that categorizes you.. white lies to spare people pain, are common in humanity.. However, integrity and honesty go hand in hand.. Lying perpetuates lying, so best practice is keep it to the truth, that way, you don't have to remember which lie you told, and to whom..
Sometimes I think this is one of my worst traits, I'm brutally honest, but I keep my mouth shut when it comes to hurting someone's feelings. But if you really want to know how you look in a outfit your trying on, please, don't ask me.
I am honest also. Thing is I am pretty up front and some people find it........ well, lets say when people here ask questions and I give it an unabashed, blatantly honest answer, I sometimes get called mean or rude. It's amazing how often people ask questions that they really don't want an honest answer to.
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yesssssss those pants look GREAT on you i really did like that YOU chose the dessert AGAIN yessssss i think its great that the pool boy oiled you down while i was away and i couldnt no really.. you decide if you want mom to come.. cause i think that would be great oh you want to stand in line for the new cars ride for FOUR HOURS.. yes hun.. that would be great.. why dont i hold our space while you get some ice cream you want to listen to hard rock while your in ummm your mood.. and not classical or soft rock.. surrrrrre... thatd be great (none of these are actual events; only the events and situations have been changed to protect ME; kinda sorta.. ok another stretch er uh.. .. geesh).. js me lie? never