Definitions: (1) free from ambiguity or evasiveness; candid; straight to the point; outspoken; without hesitation; frank; (2) simple in style or quality; direct; (3) focused immediacy
Balancing Qualities: delicate, sensitive, tactful
• I’ve apologized tons of times. The only thing I must not do is break the code of honesty and steady, forthright contact. You can fix almost anything by authentically communicating. — Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer (1976-) American singer/songwriter
• Being honest means being forthright about information, no matter how painful disclosing that information might be. — Cary Kennedy (1968) American politician
Comment: At least one more quality needs to be added to make raw honesty palatable; and that would be tact.