I'm ALWAYS honest and to the point but yes I do make it a point to least hurt anyone but I don't hide facts.
Again everything is a matter of perception. There are many who have mentioned to me that I'm rude till I don't explain what, why and how to them :) Ofcourse there are those who aren't convinced, in which case so be it :) :)
I feel that being brutally honest is often an excuse made by some people that are really just a bastard or bitch. To everyone else notice I said SOME. I feel that people should not lie but they should also word things that are honest without being offensive. That is what I try to do.
If I sugar-coat it, I usually try a crème brulee... that hardened exterior that cracks at first and then you can delight in the sweet custardy dessert and vanilla ess... hang on, what were we talking about?
I'm not really the best at being brutal unless someone pisses me off, but I don't think I sugar coat it either. I just do my best to be honest and give my opinion in a way that doesn't hurt other people and doesn't let them off the hook for shit either. It doesn't always end up that way :P
I like to find a happy medium. I'm very honest but I'm also not a jerk when I give people that honesty. I don't sugar coat things but I believe it's very possible to deliver the truth to someone with tact and not insult them in the process.