We all have that friend who is not afraid to tell you the truth in your face. The friend that offers you all the tough love you need to keep your feet on the ground. We all need a brutally-honest friend in our life.
And here are 5 reasons why your blunt friend is your best friend.
1. They tell everything as it is.
They are going to be honest with you even if the truth may hurt you. However, this does not mean that they are going to be mean and evil to you. Tough love is when you tell someone the truth even if they don’t want to hear it. It can only come from someone who wants the best for you.
2. You’ll always know where you stand with them.
People who are brutally-honest are those who don’t have time for fakeness and pretentiousness. You’ll always know their true feelings and intentions. When they like you, you’ll know it. When they don’t like you, you’ll know it also. If they decide that they want to be your friend – they will do everything to build strong and lasting bonds with you.
3. They will keep you safe from harm.
Your blunt friend will be there for you whenever you need help because they can’t stand seeing someone they love struggling. If you are their friend, they will be the first ones to offer you help when you need it the most. They will always have your back because to them, a friendship is a sacred thing and they won’t ever let something bad happen to the people they love.
4. They are not ashamed to ask for forgiveness.
Admitting that you are wrong and that you made a mistake, and most importantly – apologizing to the person that was affected by your mistake is something that not many people can do. However, your brutally-honest friend is not one of them. They will own up to their wrongdoings and they will try to change them fast.
5. They inspire you to do better. To be better.
Your blunt friend will always tell you honestly what you need to improve to achieve your goals. They are always inspiring you and pushing you forward to be a better person. That’s because they want you to be happy. Most people will choose not to tell you about the things you do wrong because they don’t want to damage your friendship. However, your blunt friend will rather hurt you with the truth if that means that you will be a better version of yourself.
So, there you have it! After all, it seems that your brutally-honest and sometimes “meanest” friend is the one who actually loves and cares about you the most! Go on and tag your blunt and “mean” friend and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. :)
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