A quick question with a quick answer:
How would a virtuous eldrae answer the eternal question “Does this dress make me look fat?”
Honestly and accurately.
But then, if you had spent any time at all in their cultural sphere, you’d know better than ask damn silly questions that you don’t want an honest, accurate answer to. Or, at the very least, you’d know what you were about to get.
(To generalize, if comforting white lies and other forms of sugar-coated bullshit are something you look for… man, are you in the wrong culture.)