Is there a different between blunt truth and insults?

Asked by: Adam2
  • It's all in the intent.

    A blunt truth is one that attempts at making a person see a valid point; saying "you are acting like a thug" or "you aren't going to attract better dates without taking showers" is truthful, and attacks behavior while attempting to get a person to see things differently. An insult is to say "you are a thug" or "you are an ugly mess that hot people don't want to date;" the intent is to devalue the person, thus making it a case of words as weapons instead of critical truths.

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Adam2 says2014-07-15T19:24:03.457
It's hard to tell sometimes if people are being brutally honest in a mean way or if they are plain insulting someone. It's hard to tell. Especially in terms of intelligence.