No compromise is made on thing x if everyone is in perfect agreement about thing x. However, Perfect agreement is probably pretty hard to come by, especially in larger groups. Democracy is probably just there to stop people complaining. As for the thing about being emotionally honest, they can not be completely emotionally honest about any of the emotions which they do not fully understand, and the less that they understand said emotions, the less honest they can be about those emotions. This applies to anyone.