I want your opinions on this subject that I’m going to blog about today.
I have a friend. Let’s call him A.
Well A’s friend came over to his house today, to repair his room mate’s computer. And it so happens that my other friend, S, was there. (A=guy, S=girl) To cut the long story short, A’s friends said some stuff which I consider to be rude, to my friend S. When I confronted A about it, he said that his friend was just being straightforward, and that his friend is the kind to speak his mind.
When I insisted that what A’s friend said was rude nonetheless, A asked me if I would rather have a friend who spoke his mind (and although whose words might hurt) or have a friend who complimented you in front of you, but spoke trash behind your back.
I told him that it’s ok to be straightforward, but he should have been more considerate to S’s feelings, especially seeing as he didn’t even know her. Still, A was convinced that his friend was very talented etc etc.
So my question is, what do you guys think? Would you rather have someone be downright straightforward with you, holding nothing back and sparing no feelings, or someone who was two-faced? I’m just curious to know. Which do the majority of you prefer?