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If your friends were willing to reveal their true thoughts about you, would you be OK with that?


For example, could you handle hearing that you are arrogant and self-serving, even though you think you are tolerant and open-minded? (Just one example among many.) Mind you, these are friends who are willing to be brutally honest. Can you handle the truth?

 

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    Yves (savvydating) 3 years ago

    I love this answer. Honest and loving - not brutal. Very well said, quildon.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Hahaha "I reserve the right to say "stop"..." Good points. If they're your real friends, I agree: you shouldn't be surprised by what they say, in my opinion.


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Good for you! You must be a very strong person. I used to believe, as you do, that the more truth the better. Sometimes you just need support, true or not quite . Maybe that's how to tell real vs. fake friends: supportive or not.


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    Yves (savvydating) 3 years ago

    I agree KenDeanAguado. Timing is so very important. A true friend will only say something because he/she thinks it is important. It may hurt the friend just as much to be honest, as it would be far easier to remain silent, rather than risk rejection.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Well said! Sorry for your unfortunate incident, but you have a good outlook on it!


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    Yves (savvydating) 3 years ago

    Hi Laura Schneider, Oh yes, I'm all about keeping my little delusions. They serve me well. That's the fun of hypothetical questions. We can simply wonder.... Can we really handle the truth? You stated that you can. That's awesome!!

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    Yves (savvydating) 3 years ago

    Hi Lopez UnLeashed. As one philosopher said, "Know Thyself." The brutal truth is tough to hear, unless the delivery is thoughtful; however, you are strong to be able to look inside! The trick is in figuring out if the friend truly knows us.


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    Yves (savvydating) 3 years ago

    Hi moonfroth. Your comments are always fascinating. It is true that I have received the "brutal truth" from some who claimed to know me. In truth, they did not. But, my one true friend will tell me that which resonates - lovingly, as quildon said.


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