Withholding your true feelings about a person might seem like a wise strategy. You know, if you can’t say something nice, it’s better to say nothing at all. But to some, holding back your true feelings is the same as keeping a secret. They feel left out, not knowing what you really think. You can’t be the perfect diplomat all the time, so loosen up and feel free to share your genuine thoughts. It’s not idle gossip. It’s just honest communication.