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I agree this is a factor, one I hadn't thought of. I guess our experiences teach us certain things and we only learn more if we're open to it. Still, I take things into account no matter the source. But that's just my preference. Good answer.
I once told a coworker and good friend his breath smelled bad. He immediately left in a huff without explanation or a retort. We were back on speaking terms about an hour later. Nevertheless, no one ever complained again or gossiped about it.
i do agree with you where i come from people know me for being honest and respectful. when we don't like somebody we don't talk to them we don't talk about them. this way respect is there and we use our time a more useful way. truth does hurt sometim
Too often straightforward women are called female dogs simply for speaking their minds no matter how tactful or realistic they are. I prefer straightforward over being overly nice to the point of lying or backstabbing.
I know an entire family that has this exact mentality and give no apologies or explanation.