Honesty and Safety
Honesty is rare because honesty is scary. Everything is scary the first time you face it but it tends to lose it’s edge after you experience it repeatedly. This is because honesty can be unpredictable. How will a person on the team use honesty? Will they bash, label, and humiliate me in front of everyone? How will someone respond to my honesty? Will they lash out in response and bash, label, and humiliate me in return?
After we realize that honesty isn’t so scary and that my teammate is grown up enough to handle the truth we realize that an honest environment is the safest environment for a team.