There are ups and downs, but whatever happens, you have to trust and believe in yourself.Luka Modric
Do you know anyone who has been conned, cheated on, or let down? If yes, you probably have a good picture of what trust is. We trust the pilot to keep us safe, we trust the nanny to take care of the kids, and we trust the banks to keep our money.
So yeah, trust is a necessary part of our lives but people often mistake confidence for competence. You hear something like “am disappointed in him, but he didn’t give me any reason to suspect him, how could I have been this foolish? Sometimes “we often don’t realize quickly that the things that seem too good to be true are in fact, too good to be true”
Check the Facts and Do not Look Down on Yourself
We need to believe in ourselves a little bit more to avoid saying these words in regret “I felt it in my gut that he was a crook but I somehow still gave him my money”. You need to look deeper before giving in to anything as people may appear physically trustworthy with words as sweet as honey but deep inside, they are raven wolves.
Bosman, a lecturer on trust and skepticism at Oxford University said we should assess people on these four traits before trusting them
- Integrity: Do their words align with their actions?
- Competence: Do they know what they are talking about?
- Empathy: Do they really care about your interests?
- Reliability: Can they keep promises?
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