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Being brutally honest is an asset, but only in some situations. It's almost never an asset in relationships, because most women communicate to build relationships, not solve problems. When a woman you're dating asks "Do I look bad in this dress?" and you say yes, you aren't helping her out, even if you think it's the right thing to say. It will only make her self esteem drop and fondness of you diminish. You have to strike a balance between honesty and kindness. Try and figure out appropriate times to be brutally honest, like if a coworker asks your opinion on a project. Then in other situations, just say what would make somebody feel best, as honestly as you can. So with the dress situation, you might say "You look gorgeous as usual, but I think I saw another dress back there that would do your body justice more than this one."1