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8 Reasons You Should Make Friends With Blunt People

8 Reasons You Should Make Friends With Blunt People

There is a piece of bluntness in every one of us. The truth is that many of us do know what is right and wrong, but many do prefer to mask how they feel or who they are because of societal perceptions, sentiments or because they are simply afraid. What distinguishes this in regards to blunt people, though, is that blunt people are expressive and are not pretentious about who they are.

They are not consumed or subjugated by what others think of them, rather about a clear perception about what should be right and wrong. Having such a person as a friend means purity, honesty and clarity. You are not afraid to look over your shoulder because you know that they would tell you what is behind before you ask about it.

1. They don’t flatter you; they just tell you the way it is

They are the best people to give you an honest opinion about anything you ask them. They really wouldn’t sugarcoat a fact just to appease you, because they’re blunt. And they really are not worried about the consequences of telling you the truth.

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The most important thing to them or to their identity is being blunt and telling you a direct and honest truth.

2. They are not afraid

They are bold. They are courageous and fearless. And these noble qualities are qualities you should not only admire in others but would want to have around you. If such a person is in your life, it will certainly instill some confidence and inner strength in you to face your fears.

3. They do not want to hurt a relationship with you

There is nothing devious about them, although many may consider being blunt as being rude. This is not the case though, as blunt people are not mischievous or purposely critical. They are actually looking out for your own interest. And if they find that they have crossed the line in a relationship, they are willing to take responsibility, step up and accept their errors.

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4. They are blunt enough to tell you they are sorry

Not every friend is quick to offer apologies or acknowledge their mistakes. Blunt people know that they are susceptible to being considered wrong others because of their bluntness. And they are willing to apologize if at any time they know that they have hurt your feelings.

5. They know what right and wrong means

Blunt people have high moral standards. They know what should be done and what should not be done. They are not pretentious about it, but instead they simply want to do what is right and hold no guilt over it.

They wouldn’t allow such sentiments of being acceptable to everyone cloud their judgments or the decisions they make.

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6. They are fun to be with

Blunt people like to make you laugh and they’re interesting and exciting. Somehow, being blunt gives them a sense of humor and a reason to make others laugh about their errors and mistakes. They can define their world and yours with all bluntness, and let you see that the way things are should not be taken too seriously after all.

7. They can forgive

Just as much as they can apologize for their misdeeds, they can also forgive too. Blunt individuals don’t hold grudges for too long and are pretty honest about how they feel and if they do not feel right about how a relationship is going, they will let you know.

However they do not have so many reasons to hold resentments or grudges.

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8. They respect your views

Because they are blunt doesn’t mean they would impose their views or way of life on you. They do know the grey areas and after they have given you a piece of their mind they will likely step back for you to make your own decisions.

They are only there to tell you the way it is – straight and simple. And at least you’ll know where they stand and where you stand with them.

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Casey Imafidon

Specialized in motivation and personal growth, providing advice to make readers fulfilled and spurred on to achieve all that they desire in life.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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