I’ve never done a daily prompt before, but I liked the question today’s posed.
Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?
I’m not the type of person to keep secrets and I never really have been. I’ve shared absolutely everything about me with at least one other person—I’ve shared many things about me with (potentially) the entire world. If anything, I can be really really needy sometimes. I can ramble on and on to anyone who I think might listen, and that actually ends up leading to regrets sometimes.
To me, one of the most intimate ways to show someone you care about them is to allow yourself to be vulnerable around them. And while I like to think I’m strong-willed and pretty comfortable with myself, I’m also a very vulnerable person—it doesn’t really take a whole lot for me to open up to someone if I feel like I’m sufficiently close to them.
There’s always the constant worry that they’ll judge me or get weirded out by me. From my annoying daddy issues to my weird relationship with food, there’s nothing that I’m really uncomfortable sharing with at least somebody. But I work very hard to present an exterior of general having-my-shit-together-ness that I’m afraid of letting people see through.
But I also love the feeling of opening myself up to somebody—of laying everything out in front of me and waiting for them to either accept me, or reject me. And rejection hurts; it hurts to get thought of as a freak. But at least I don’t have any false pretenses. At least I can be seen for who I truly am.
So, no. I don’t think that you can be too honest, as long as a person isn’t cruel in their honesty. It’s exhilarating and liberating to put yourself at another person’s mercy, so to speak. They can love me or leave me and I’m okay with either, as long as it’s me they’re reacting to rather than whatever they think I’m supposed to be.