There is a difference between being negative and plain honest. I think honesty can seem negative to some. What is the saying? “The truth doesn’t lie” “Hearing the truth ain’t easy” As my Mom would say when I shared my honesty, “Jennifer, it’s not what you say sometime, but how you say it, you can be offensive to others without realizing it.” Then, of course, I would say, but I’m being honest! That’s the problem, not everyone gets, sees the honesty because they can’t hear it for themselves nor believe it. Speak the truth in a loving, respectful, honest manner and you’ll never be on the defense.