“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon

Here are 7 reasons why everyone should have at least one blunt and honest friend:

They won’t talk shit about you behind your back

Friends who are blunt and honest are straightforward and will say what needs to be said to your face. You will be the first to know what their issue is with you. Communication is better with a friend who will be brutally honest to your face.

They show their affection with sarcasm

They aren’t directly open with their feelings, but one sarcastic remark will make your day. They can be brutally honest and complement you all in one breath. They can say something like, “That hat is the ugliest hat ever, but it complements your face shape perfectly.” , and know you will not be offended.

They have high standards

Some people might consider them rude because they are so blunt and don’t sugarcoat anything, but they have a highly developed sense of right and wrong. Therefore they will never lie to you and if they do, they more than likely suck at it and will tell you the truth shortly after.

They have no problem with arguing

When they are sure they are right about something, they have no problem standing up for themselves and will say anything to prove their point. It can be exhausting at times, but also come in handy. They are also not afraid of a healthy debate and can keep it cool during it.

They are very selective about who the associate with

They usually have a smaller amount of friends. They value quality over quantity. If you are in that small amount of friends, be sure you are a true friend in every sense, because they think of you that way. They automatically shut negative people out of their life without bating an eyelash.

They are fun to hang out with

They are usually adventurous people. It doesn’t matter if you are at a club or at home watching netflix, they make anything fun when you are with them. They have no filter, so shit just falls out of their mouth and most of the time, it’s hilarious.

They will help you learn how to stand up for yourself

The advantage of knowing someone who can be brutally honest is that you can learn a lot from their behavior – by either observing them or just listening to what they have to say. It will help you be able to stand your ground and be straightforward and it will stop other people from walking all over you.

Do you see why this kind of friend is necessary? Do you have one of these friends?