I had a mission companion who termed it "good at dropping people."
After telling a source we weren't doing a story on her event, a coworker called it "harsh," but quickly followed that up with "necessary" and "true" and "she kind of set herself up for it with the phone call."
An ex-boyfriend calls it the "need to be more diplomatic."
When my Sunday School teacher caught me and two friends ditching her class when I was 14 and I told her it was because her class was boring, she called it unacceptable.
I called it honest.
My mom called it rude.
My dad called it "speaking before I think." And suggested I try out its cousin: Thinking before I speak. And then probably not speaking in some of these cases.
What I'm going for here is, I think there's a slight possibility that I'm a bit on the so-brutally-honest-that-I'm-actually-shooting-myself-in-the-foot plan. (In case, you're wondering, no, this is not how you make friends and influence people.) If anyone is aware of a 12-step plan for this particular malady, please send it my way.
Or, if you've just got a filter I can install between my brain and mouth, I'll take that too. The one I have ain't workin'.
But I stand by the boring Sunday School comment.