Definitions: (1) sincerely honest; open; frank; (2) disposed to think without prejudice; free from bias; impartial

Derivation: Sanskrit, “it shines”; Latin, “bright”; Welsh, “white”

Balancing Quality: Tactful

Quote: To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can’t stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do ‘anything.’ If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it. — Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar (1926-2021) American motivational speaker

Comment: A child takes things at face value. They are naturally candid. An adult who takes things at face value can often be gullible.