Is it ok to tell a white lie to make someone happy or should you just be brutally honest
- Brutally honestVote A
- White lieVote B
Most Helpful Girl
I think it depends on the situation. Here's a basic girl example:
when to tell the truth: If you are shopping with a friend or girlfriend and she asks , does this dress look nice? Should I buy it? and it really doesn't compliment her , then tell her that its not flattering - i. e. if the truth is going to prevent her from making a mistake, then you should fess up
when to not tell the truth: if you're on vacation with a girlfriend and she only packed one nice dress to go out in, and its not the most flattering (but she has nothing else to change in to), and she asks how she looks- then lie. If its going to make her self conscious over something she can't do anything about, then why make her feel that way?
Ultimately, when the question is this vague, if the truth is just hurtful, but not productive in any way, why hurt feelings over it? If telling the lie makes them feel better, and it doesn't cause any big problems (i. e. telling the girl she looks nice when maybe she doesn't look her best) then i say there isn't any great harm in telling a little white lie. If her knowing the truth would change her opinion, on say a relationship, then maybe you should divulge the truth.0