Four Ways to Know if You Can Be Trusted
Here are four quick ways to know if YOU can be trusted by others.
Number 1: Are you willing to share with them? Trust in a relationship is usually based on another’s willingness to share secrets, struggles and scars. When someone is going through a difficult time, they want to know they’re not the only one struggling. A person who is unwilling to share with you is probably a person who cannot be trusted. If you’re not willing to share, then don’t expect others to bare their soul to you.
Number 2: Can they trust you with the small stuff? Can people trust you to keep even the smallest secret in confidence? Can you refrain from sharing privileged information? If people can’t trust you with little information, then why or should they give you more?
Number 3: Are you easily offended? Are you a person who constantly puts others on trial? The truth is, if you’re a person who is easily offended, it will always be hard for others to build trust with you, because they’ll find themselves spending more time “repairing” their relationship with you rather than “building” a relationship with you. How can a person build trust with you if they’re always afraid of offending you?
Number 4: How is your relationship with others? The proof a person can be trusted can always be found in the quality of existing relationships. Trustworthy people tend to attract others to them because they’re trustworthy. People typically shy away from untrustworthy people.
Trust is a two-way street. If you truly desire to build relationships with others you can trust, then simply focus on being the kind of trustworthy friend you desire to find.
From the article: 4 Ways to Know if You Can Be Trusted by Dr. Joe Martin – January 3, 2019 – All Pro Dad – allprodad.com
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