Most Helpful Guy
Because a lot of people are hypersensitive pussies who can't handle the harsh truth since they are used to hear coddling words directed towards them.
I think it is like a patch. You can rip it off short and painful or very slowly pull it the hard way.
Most Helpful Girl
For the most part, I agree with you. I am brutally honest when it comes to most things. However, there are exceptions, as there are with everything. In the example you gave, both people were totally justified in being honest and it's the recipients fault if they don't like the truth. People who are blunt like you and I usually tend to be more confident, emotionally stable people, and what we have to come to realize is that a lot of other people rely on the words of others for self-confidence. So, say a friend dyed her hair and you hate it but the damage is done. If she asks, "what do you think?" I'm going to say I think it's nice not out of fear of being mean but out of fear of taking a stab at her self-esteem. On the other hand, if she asked, "hey should I dye my hair purple?" And it's a matter of opinion I'd be like hell no don't do it what's wrong with you