When People Ask Your Opinion Are You Always Honest?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
January 20, 2010 7:14am CST
I feel you should be honest. If people can't handle your honest opinion they shouldn't ask.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
20 Jan 10
I try my very best to give an honest opnion. It is not always easy, as you never know what the person,s reaction is going to be. But i believe that we should always be honest towards others. It is the right thing to do.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I am with you there
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
4 Feb 10
thanks for the response. i think being direct and honest can save lots of time.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 Feb 10
It sure does!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I do try to always be honest, but if I think it might offend I will always aske first. Do you really want me to answer that question?
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
4 Feb 10
thanks for the response.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
I agree. Some people ask for opinions and get slighted when the answer is not favorable to them. So, why ask if you don't know how to listen to the other side of the issue?
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
4 Feb 10
yeah really
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
Hi elmiko,Yes i am,When People asked my opinion i will share to them what is in my mind and heart and I will try my best to explain honestly and sincerely.In that way,i will be happy. Good luck!
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
4 Feb 10
thanks for your thoughts.
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
20 Jan 10
Yes.I try to be honest.I am a type who could not be hide my expression.So in all thing I will talk that inside my heart.Sometimes,it make my friend uncomfortable with it but.that's me.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
4 Feb 10
thanks for your input.
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
yes. generally, i make it a point to be as honest as i can. but i also try not to hurt anybody's feelings if at all possible. when someone asks my opinion i'd say my piece in the matter but leave the decision back to the person. sometimes people would only hear what they wanna hear. or that they want someone to support their thoughts and actions. opinions are just that... opinions. people should be responsible for whatever steps or actions they make. and yes, when someone asks for an opinion, he or she must know how to handle it no matter how much truth or observations may hurt.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
4 Feb 10
very true
@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
Yes I do. I am a person who is frank and open. I want people to treat me like the way I am doing also. I always find a hard time to impress when not needed, I simply like expressing what is right.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
4 Feb 10
you got the right approach. i think if people were more tolerant of one another than more people would be open to doing the same thing. things will move forward better in this manner as one another can come to a better understanding.
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I don't get asked for my opinion too often but if I do, I try to be honest, maybe that's why I don't get asked, nobody wants to hear the truth..lol.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jan 10
hi elmiko yes I think honesty is always the best way to go but I do not think one has to be brutal to be honest. There are ways to state your honest opinion that will not hurt anyone's feelings. No need to be unkind in your comments and your opinion at all.
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• India
28 Jan 10
yes i always like to be honest while some one ask me about opinion.
• Canada
21 Jan 10
Damn right I am!!! If someone is going to ask me for my opinion, I'm going to give it to them straight up. I will answer any questions that they may have, but I will always answer truthfully, and give my own opinions as well as facts. I live in a country with free speech, and it is my right as a Canadian Citizen to use it!!