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  • All peoples are untrustworthy, unless they prove the contrary.

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  • I've another view (please expose it in the thread).

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    Your View on Trusting People

    A Sprite commercial prompted me to open a theme about secret telling some time ago. Here the theme: Are You a Good Secret Keeper? Do You Tell Others Your Secrets?

    The question I pose for this theme is more general. How do you feel about trusting people? Not only with your secrets. Trusting them in general. Trusting them to do something for you, help you with something, and so on. I've heard people exposing two types of views:

    One, that they give everyone a benefit of the doubt: innocent until proven guilty, trustworthy unless proven the contrary. But other people are skeptical and consider everyone untrustworthy unless proven the contrary. Which view is closer to yours and why?

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    I'd choose the second - All peoples are untrustworthy, unless they prove the contrary.

    Finding a person I can trust can prove to be like finding the needle in the haystack. It might be unfair to distrust someone from the beginning, but I can live with that. It doesn't mean I give him no chance. But he has to earn his trust. I won't give it by default.

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    I guess I consider them innocent until proven guilty. If someone is untrustworthy, I will find out sooner or later.

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    My experiences have led me to believe that people in general are untrustworthy, knowing who you can trust is a gamble, people who you thought were your closest friends can betray you and therefor I am careful about what I disclose and to whom.

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    Some people are more trustworthy, some less. But basically, you can't trust any human being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bärin View Post
    I'd choose the second - All peoples are untrustworthy, unless they prove the contrary.

    Finding a person I can trust can prove to be like finding the needle in the haystack. It might be unfair to distrust someone from the beginning, but I can live with that. It doesn't mean I give him no chance. But he has to earn his trust. I won't give it by default.

    Same opinion here. Trust must be earned and trusting someone should be not like an act of charity.
    :Überschöpfung:



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    I forgot to add my own view. I've been disillusioned with trusting peoples, especially ones which were very dear to me, like an ex boyfriend. So now I'm very careful whom I trust and I became a little bit more misanthrope in this regard. I could say the misfortunate experiences I've had with peoples close to me made me very doubtful of entrusting people personally. There was a time I thought it would be more likely for people to want to hurt me than want the best for me, but now I'm just pragmatic. I don't avoid peoples, I'm not a loner or introvert about it, but I'm no open book either.

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    If i have a good feeling with someone from the start, i regard them as (basically) trustworthy, although i would refrain from sharing most delicate issues with them.
    I certainly would not communicate with someone who i see as untrustworthy, at least not in a private manner.

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    It depends upon the nature of the encounter, and depends upon the nature of what I'm going to share.

    There are some things I'm happy to enclose to anyone, some experiences I feel no hurt over, or no longer feel hurt over, can often come in handy if some random is in the same room and distraught and there's no one to speak to them. I'm a good listener and somehow people tend to oft automatically entrust me with their worries, I will share back what I can to help them.

    On the other hand there are some things I'd only enclose to friends who have earned a certain degree of trust, such as issues in my nearer surroundings, matters of the heart, etc. There are also some details I'd also only enclose to friends who have earned a certain degree of trust. I'm not going to give my bank account number out to some complete stranger.

    Overall I'd say I'm rather open, but there are topics which are restricted to friends. With some matters, I wear my heart on my sleeves, and with other matters it takes some skill to get close enough to be told anything.

    I would say though that I'm much more open to proven friends than to romantic interests/women in relationships. True friends stick up for you no matter what happens, a partner can turn around any moment, leave you, and then break your trust in a huff.

    If friends break my trust, then I will suspiciously eye them until they have proven themselves again, but usually if they try their best to prove themselves, I'm not one to hold a grudge.
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