by Lulu G. Canlas, MARCH 2021
According to the American Psychological Association, everyone shades the truth sometimes, whether it’s telling a friend that color really does look good on her or making up an excuse as to why you were late for dinner at your in-laws. “We are always deciding what we are going to say and what we may conceal from others,” says Barry Farber, PhD, a professor in the clinical psychology program at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session.
On the other hand, have we wondered what others would want to really hear? We asked MPT South employees. Ninety-one percent said they would want to hear the bitter truth with the following reasons:
- Move Forward. Knowing the truth gives us the assurance and freedom to move on and find solutions.
- Grow Stronger. Knowing the truth allows us to understand the situation – what is wrong or lacking. Eventually, allowing us to make room for improvements which will make us stronger as a person and in our relationships.
- Integrity. Maintain the value that is important to you.
About the writer:
Lulu G. Canlas. A kindhearted individual who helps others express their feelings, shake off their burden through the power of writing and expressing their thought.