Blunt People Make the Best Friends According to Psychology

We all know that one brutally honest person who tells it like it is. 

Annoying as they may be, psychology says that blunt people actually make better friends. Rather than being annoyed with your friend without the filter, we'll take a look at why they're likely one of your best allies and sounding boards. Here are some of the reasons blunt people might make better friends than those who are a little more withholding.

Here Are the Reasons Why Blunt People Make Better Friends

If you're wondering how not sparing your feelings makes someone a better friend, we've broken it down for you. 

1. They Tell It Like It Is

While we all know the ‘Do I look fat in this?’ question, we may not want the answer. However, blunt people will tell it like it is and be honest with you, even if you don’t want to hear it. We can all appreciate a little honesty if it’s communicated properly. You know exactly what you’re getting into, which means there will be less uncertainty in friendship.

2. You Know They Actually Want to Be Your Friend

Want to know the best thing about blunt people? They have no reason to pretend to be friends with you if they don’t like you. There’s no reason for them to lie about how they feel. So when a blunt person decides they like you, you don’t ever have to second guess how they feel. They’re someone you can build a strong and lasting friendship with.

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3. Blunt People Push You to Be A Better Version of Yourself

When it comes to pointing out other’s shortcomings, most people don’t want to do it. This is due to not wanting to cause a rift in the friendship or hurt another person’s feelings. The good news is that blunt people don’t have these hangups. They will tell you exactly what you need to hear and you will know that they mean it.

4. They Aren’t Afraid to Apologize 

Admitting you’re wrong is easier for some people than others. For blunt people, it’s a lot easier to admit that they’re wrong. They are already forthright. Friendships with these type of people are generally free from the same type of arguments that often happen in relationships.  

If you're looking for genuine friendship, blunt people may be your best bet.

People benefit from various types of social interactions. In order to maintain a holistic social perspective, we need many different types of personalities and emotions in our personal lives. Just as we need a friend who is kind and compassionate, we need blunt people.

What are your thoughts? What do you appreciate about the blunt people in your life? Let us know in the comments below.

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