You may not read this or respond to it, but a few thoughts just crossed my mind after starting to read your Article on Kindness for the next upcoming Ask Teal episode.
You have articles, quotes, and videos about showing Compassion and Kindness to others, but claim you're a Brutally Honest person. Say you were being Brutally Honest with someone and your words hurt them. Being an empath, would you feel bad or hurt and try to apologize or reword what you said in a Compassionate and Kind way? Would you not apologize because being Brutally Honest is part of your Authentic self?