All of us have that one friend who never sugarcoats things for us, who is always brutally honest with us and gives us the harsh truth when we need it the most. The right word for these people is ‘blunt’ and the Oxford dictionary explains it as ‘uncompromisingly forthright’ and I bet you immediately thought about someone when you read the description.
No matter how harsh these people are, we love them the most because they’re the only ones who tell the truth as it is when no one else dares to do it. Sociology says that blunt people actually make the best friends and below you’ll find the top 5 reasons why.
Here’s why blunt people make the best friends
- They never sugarcoat the truth
They’re always honest and forthright, even when you think the truth is too hard for you to hear, they will tell it as it is, without sugarcoating, because they know deep inside that everyone can handle the truth.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s not that these people are cruel, they’re just brutally honest and give us the tough love we all need. They will tell us the truth even when we feel like we could use a white lie instead. You know that your blunt friend will never lie to you and will never tell you something just to spare your feelings. This is how you know you can always count on them to be honest to the core and you can never hold it against them.
- A blunt person will only be friends with you if they really want to
Blunt people can’t pretend, they just don’t have it in them. They will never be friends with someone they don’t like just because they can’t lie about liking someone. So if you’re friends with someone who’s brutally honest, you should never second guess their intentions and feelings, they hang out with you because they like you, it’s as simple as that.
- They encourage you to become a better person
The thing about friendships is that friends usually want to protect the people they care about and are afraid not to hurt their feelings. A blunt friend, however, will tell you the truth even if it hurts your feelings, because they know you can take it. If they believe there’s something you need to improve about yourself they will tell you and you’ll know it’s for your own good.
When you hear the harsh truth from someone who cares about you, you’ll want to do better and become a better person. When they tell you that they believe in you and want you to aim higher, you’ll be encouraged to want more. When you’re in need of some honest opinion and even some criticism, just turn to them and you won’t be disappointed.
- They know when to apologize
The hardest thing for some people is admitting that they’re wrong and apologizing for their actions. This is not the case with blunt people, because as they’re honest with other people, they’re honest with themselves. If they don’t have a problem telling their friends they’re wrong, why would they have a problem admitting it to themselves.
They know when they need to apologize and have no problem doing it. Being friends with these people is simple and straightforward, and that’s why we love them so much.
- They’ve got your back
The great thing about blunt people is that they won’t tolerate anything bad happening to them or their friends. If someone wrongs them or some of their friends they’re going to be sorry about it.
You know that you can always count on your blunt friend to have your back and to be there when you need him the most. They won’t let anyone badmouth you behind your back and hurt your feelings, that’s just the type of people they are. They know who they love and respect and they’re not afraid to fight for the people they care about.