Right of the bat, I can honestly tell you that I am not an honest person. Have never been and will mostly likely never achieve it, being Honest that is. I believe that there are honest people in the world. I know there is. But and that's a big but, but how honest can a person really be?
If I was truly honest I would have killed some people long time ago (or at least knee-capped them :0). Seriously though, how many of us hold our tongues, when we should be whipping it all over the place (not like that you dirty minded buggers). You know telling people where to go when they need to be told. Some times you should be honest and tell people that they are arseholes, even if it means hurting their feelings.
I am not sure but I think there is even different types of honesty. Or maybe honesty scales. Like you're not doing to badly if you get up in the seven out of ten range in honest choices, you think?
I think there may be too much honesty at times. Like how you feel about a person's background; race, education, ethnicity, religion, and so on.
Honesty is a hard thing. But it is worth the effort to try and reach it.