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Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
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"Sometimes full disclosure can damage someone's self-esteem, and reality isn't always best expressed in full and can be self-indulgent based on the person's intention. In those instances, honesty isn't always the best policy."
Example #2
"I do feel that honesty is the best policy so long as the honest comment does not come with the intention of being hurtful."
Example #3
"Honesty is always the best policy. Often, it is just a matter of how you communicate and deliver your message so managing this with each situation is critical to building honest and trustworthy relationships."
Example #4
"Without honesty, there is no real transparency which makes it difficult to deliver a great product. I am always honest with my coworkers and clients. I deliver my message tactfully of course!"
Example #5
"Yes, honesty is the best policy, but sometimes brutal honesty is worse than a lie if not communicated well."
Example #6
"When it comes to business decisions and dealing with clients, I do feel that honesty is the best policy. In my personal life, not always. For instance, if I don't like my mom's cooking, I am certainly not going to tell her!"
Example #7
"I need to offer my student fair and true feedback if I expect them to improve. For that reason, I do believe that honesty is the best policy. With that said, it's all about a kind and respectful delivery."
Example #8
"Sometimes full disclosure can damage someone's self esteem, and reality isn't always best expressed in full and can be self-indulgent based on the person's intention. In those instances, honesty isn't always the best policy."
Example #9
"Sometimes full disclosure can damage someone's self esteem, and reality isn't always best expressed in full and can be self-indulgent based on the person's intention. In those instances, honesty isn't always the best policy. However, when it comes to financial matters I believe that full disclosure, transparency, and honest is a must at all times."
Example #10
"Sometimes full disclosure can damage someone's self-esteem, and reality isn't always best expressed in full and can be self-indulgent based on the person's intention. In those instances, honesty isn't always the best policy."
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