For Trust to Develop; Someone Must Go First

I have been reflecting on this powerful quote from Ernest Hemingay.  “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

In my previous article, Can You Trust Someone That Doesn’t Trust You?, I stated that my hypothesis has been that we cannot, under most circumstances, trust someone that does not trust us.  Therefore, someone must make the first step.

In other words, trust is established by trusting.  Can you do it?  Will you do it?

It is easy to feel that “they” should go first.  However, a stalemate is a likely outcome, since they are either unaware or feel the same way that you do (that you should go first).

Go first.  Start the process of creating trust.  Your relationships will be more robust.

Just my opinion.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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