Been an asshole my whole life, it's all I know, lol
I've always spoken my mind, and rarely pull a punch. For the most part it's hurt me with work and in relationships. I'm not a complete tactless idiot or crazy vulgar maniac, but I will always tell you what I really think. Most people don't want to hear that - even when they say they do. They want their asses kissed and their ego's stroked.
Funny thing is, while some in my world (especially bosses) hate this about me and seek to passively aggressively break me .... My co workers love me for it because I act like NO ONE else .... Even when I'm getting on them, I think deep down they respect the fact that I will call it like I see it. I've been called "refreshing" numerous times ..... A term I would never use to describe myself, but I guess when the majority is a bunch of self serving, back stabbing charlatans, being an HONEST asshole might BE refreshing.
At the end of the day, not being so blunt would have made for an easier life.... But for me, it would have all been fake. You are what you are .... And if "they" don't like it - fuck 'em.
Just be aware there ARE consequences to that mindset ......