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Researchers believe blunt people actually make better friends

April 19th, 2021

When you’re young, it seems like the friends you have will always be your besties, but the older you get, you start to realize that’s not always the case. People change, circumstances change, and while there are some friends that you stick with through thick and thin, many of them fall off. Have you ever wondered what kind of friends make the best ones?

If you have, this might surprise and have you looking for some new, blunt friends.

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Experts suggest that friends that give it to you straight, may be the best kind to have

It makes sense when you really think about it. For me, it’s always the friends that are honest even when it hurts, that end up being the best ones. That’s because no one actually likes to be lied to, even if it’s for your “own benefit.”

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Now, even experts are saying that your best friends will probably be the ones who are completely honest and never “beat around the bush.” According to William B. Bradshaw, PhD., blunt friends tell:

“it is as it is so people can deal with the very root of the situation.”

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Here are 5 reasons why blunt friends are better

If you’ve got friends that exhibit these 5 traits, best to keep them around!

1. They’ll admit when they’re wrong

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We’ve all had friends who can never admit when they’re wrong, and it can be ridiculously aggravating. Brutally honest people don’t only tell other people what they need to hear, they usually also tell themselves the truth which makes them better friends and more likely to apologize.

2. They shoot it to you straight

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Telling you like it is doesn’t mean they have to be rude, They’ll give you “tough love” by telling you what you need to hear, rather than what you want to hear. A blunt friend knows that even if being brutally honest hurts your feeling initially, in the long run it will actually help you out.

3. You know they actually like being your friend

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If your friends are blunt and honest, then you can bet your butt they’re going to tell you when you’re not being their favorite person in the world. This will give you an assurance that they’re your REAL friends, not the type who are going to switch up behind your back and not tell you.

4. They want you to be your best version of yourself

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A lot of friends will just let you make mistake after mistake, without ever even telling you that you’re doing something wrong. Not your blunt friends, they truly want to see you succeed so they’re not scared to hurt your feelings if it gets you closer to being the “best you.”

5. They’ll always have your back

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Your blunt friends will be the first people to shut down other people who may want to disrespect or talk bad about you, Being blunt requires bravery, which means they will never be hesitant to jump in the ring for you and take on your foes themselves. Their fearlessness means no matter how bad the situation, they’ll always have your back.

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Now go out and get yourself some more blunt friends! To see more on this subject, watch the video below!

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Source: My Positive Outlooks, Positive Catalog, Power of Positivity, Psychology Today, YouTube

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