Honesty is virtually never the best policy in social circumstances. People may say they want to hear the truth, but the truth can sting like a bee. There’s a reason why few people trust politicians and why the word “lawyers” sounds suspiciously similar to the word “liars”: people can’t handle the truth.
It’s also why, despite dealing with science, physicians are taught to have decent bedside manners. Nobody wants to hear, “According to your recent blood tests, you have three months to live—sucks to be you!” People who are blunt and tactless prefer the truth over popularity, which is why they would rather be correct than win a popularity contest.
They “tell it like it is” regardless of who gets wounded. As the adage goes, they are “honest to a fault.” This can come out as obnoxious, unpleasant, gauche, and inconsiderate to others, but isn’t that the other person’s problem?
Here are the four zodiac signs most likely to be blunt and tactless, no matter the consequences.
Aries, the fiery fire sign controlled by Mars, the warrior planet, defies all social conventions and laws of proper manners. Because they are born without a filter, don’t ask them their opinion if you don’t want it to be harsh.
You don’t even have to ask them—if you walk up to work one day with a new hairstyle, they’ll simply inquire, “Who did your hair?” It appears to be hell.” You never have to read between the lines of what they say because there are none. When you inquire how they’re feeling, you’ll get an honest response: “I’m tired, fed-up, and you’re starting to get on my nerves.”
The archers, a fire sign that doesn’t mind who they burn with the truth, will load their bows and fire their flaming arrows directly into your heart without hesitation. They speak what they mean, and they mean what they say, regardless of whether you think it’s mean.
If they think it’s humorous that you’ve recently been unlucky, they’ll laugh in your face when you tell them. When you are offended because they just laughed at your pain, they’ll label you a crybaby and laugh even harder. Whatever your feelings are, they believe that sugarcoating the truth is more disrespectful than delivering it unfiltered.
Ironically, the Bull almost never lies to you. After all, Bulls aren’t famed for their delicacy. It’s difficult to tiptoe when nature has given you hoofs instead of ballet slippers. That’s why there’s a phrase like “Bull in a china shop.” They don’t mean to break all the plates and leave everything shattered; they just can’t stop themselves.
They are seldom intentionally cruel; they simply find lying tiresome. If you don’t want them to gore you with the truth, pretend you’re in a rodeo with them rather than a china shop—you’re the matador, and you need to step out of their way when they come charging at you with their opinions.
Virgo does not distinguish between honesty and virtue. To them, sharing the truth is more respectable than sparing someone’s feelings, regardless of whose feelings are destroyed by hearing it. Verbal lumberjacks may cut you down to the stump with just a few sentences.
The major issue is that they are hypocritically honest. A classic case of being able to dish it out but not take it, they will scream bloody murder if you return the favor and serve the truth up plain with no chaser. They reserve the right to criticize both you and them, but woe betide anyone who attempts to criticize them.