Genuine friends are more valuable than a dozen acquaintances–but how about blunt people. Do you perceive them as good friends?

We all know that one person who tells it like it is – the friend that is brutally honest with us and gives us the tough love we need to make it through the day. We all know someone just like that. Why is it that everyone seems to have that one blunt friend? According to sociology, blunt people make the best kinds of friends.

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Blunt People Make The Best Friends

Blunt people often have a sharp exterior with a marshmallow center.

1. Blunt people tell it like it is

This means they will be honest, even when you don’t want to hear it. Blunt friends believe in telling “it as it is so people can deal with the very root of the situation,” says William B. Bradshaw, Ph.D.

That doesn’t mean they’re going to be cruel, though. Brutal, honest, and tough love is about telling someone exactly what they need to hear, even if it isn’t what they want to hear. A blunt friend will never lie to you to try and spare your feelings. You know precisely what you’re getting, meaning the friendship will have less uncertainty. You’ll always know when your blunt friend tells you something, it will be the truth.


2. You’ll always know they want to be your friend

The best thing about blunt people is that they have no reason to pretend to be friends with someone that they don’t like. They also have no reason to lie about how they feel. A blunt person will tell you if they like you or not. So, when a blunt person has decided they like you, you won’t ever have to guess how they feel. They want to be your friend and will have no problem building a solid and lasting friendship with you.

3. They push you to be better

When it comes to other people’s shortcomings, most people find it hard to tell their friends what needs improving. This is usually due to a desire not to cause a rift in the friendship or to hurt the other person’s feelings. Blunt people don’t have these same hang-ups. A blunt person will tell you precisely what you need to do to better yourself, and you’ll know they mean it.

When you surround yourself with friends like this, your life will completely change.  You become more positive, driven, and focused on your priorities,” adds lifestyle and business expert Chalene Johnson. They’re the perfect person to go to for honest feedback and criticism.

4. They’re not afraid to apologize

Admitting when you’re wrong can be difficult for some people. For blunt people, admitting they’re wrong is a lot easier. This is because they don’t have a problem telling others when they’re wrong, so why should they admit it themselves? Friendships with blunt people are usually free of the same arguments in other relationships. Someone who is blunt will be willing to admit when they’re wrong and won’t be afraid to apologize.

5. They won’t let you get harmed

A blunt friend doesn’t put up with any wrongdoings against themselves or their friends. Because they’re not afraid to say what they mean and mean what they say, a blunt person will be the first one in your corner when you need it. They will be by your side and have your back, especially when dealing with a stressful situation. If other people try to talk behind your back, your blunt friend will be the first to step into the ring for you. They make best friends because they’re not afraid to fight for their loved ones.

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Final Thoughts on Why Your Blunt Friends Are the Best

Human beings benefit from a variety of social interactions. We need a lot of different types of emotions and energy to keep our social lives healthy. Just as much as we need a person who will be kind and compassionate, we need someone who will be blunt and brutally honest. This is why sociologists agree that blunt people make the best kinds of friends. We need someone who will be in our corner unconditionally. We also need people who will challenge us and make us the best person we can be. Thankfully, unapologetically blunt people fill that role.

If you’ve been lucky enough to know someone like this, let them know how valuable they are. Life is too short for unspoken words.