I mean for real.
Do you tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help you God? Or do you embellish or glorify it? Maybe you water it down? Maybe you bite your tongue in order to not experience discomfort or difficulty....
Any reason that you dont share the truth, or be honest, with yourself or another, you are in denial.
Baha'u'llah (Founder of theBahai Faith) says that "Truthfulness is the foundation for all human virtues".
If you can't be honest with yourself, then you are defeated.