Trusts others, and is trustworthy to others.
Advantages when Trust is High:
- Keeps promises and obligations to others as much as possible
- Admits own mistakes readily without reservation
- Gives time for others to express their opinions patiently
- Listens to others without prior judgement
- Understands other’s mistakes with openness
Risks when Trust is Overused:
- Does not question other’s intention and accepts everything from others as the truth
- Believes that all agreements will be kept without checking back on progress
- Allows for repeated mistakes
- Overly commits to an agreement to not let others down and overly sacrifices for others
- Tends to be complacent and takes things for granted
Risks when Trust is Low:
- Persistently suspects there are hidden agendas
- Makes snap judgements even when there is a prior agreement
- Changes mind easily and makes excuses for unreliability
- Prefers to work alone because of beliefs that others are unreliable
- Uncomfortable about admitting mistakes and making compromises
- Build alliances and nurture relationships by confiding in others.
- Strive to be more consistent in your actions and words.
- Take a risk by giving someone a chance to do something important and give them the best tools to succeed.
- Let go of the need for control when possible and believe that all will go well.
- Imagine all the possible scenarios. Ask yourself “What is the worst that can happen?”, “What can I do when this happens?”