Why you should trust people to be who they are

Why you should trust people to be who they are

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve heard about the importance of trust in a relationship. And if you’re like most people, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “trust” is probably something along the lines of “I should trust my partner/friend/spouse.” But what if I told you there’s more than one way to trust someone? What if I told you that trusting others isn’t just about trusting them not to cheat on their partners or steal from their friends? What if I said that trusting someone can also mean believing in who they really are? And then letting them be themselves without judgment or ridicule? That’s where real relationships begin.

Why you should trust people to be who they are
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Why you should trust people to be who they are
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Trusting people makes you vulnerable.

Trusting people makes you vulnerable.

That’s because trusting someone means allowing them into your life, allowing them to have power over how they treat you and what information they can access. It also means that if things go wrong, it will hurt more than if there had been no bond at all.

So why do it? Well, because being vulnerable is the only way for relationships to grow and deepen over time–and without trust there can’t be any sort of meaningful connection between human beings in general (or even other animals). The alternative. Keeping everyone at arm’s length. Wouldn’t just make life lonely; it would also mean missing out on opportunities for growth and learning from others’ experiences.

Trusted relationships are more mutual.

Mutual trust is based on mutual respect and a shared vision for the future. It’s also based on knowing that you can count on someone to be who they are, even when it’s scary or hard.

People won’t always do what you want them to do, but if you have mutual trust in someone. Then it doesn’t matter so much when things don’t go according to plan because you know that person will always try their best and work with you in good faith toward some larger goal. Even if that goal isn’t clear yet!

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You can trust strangers to help you.

You can trust strangers to help you.

I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: The more you trust people, the more likely they are to help you. And the inverse is true as well. The less we trust each other, the less likely we are to reach out when someone needs help. It’s not just about being polite or helping someone out of their car; it’s also about letting go of our fears and worries so that we can see how much good there is around us every day!

In fact, there are many examples of times when strangers have stepped up in times of need. My favorite example comes from an article on Slate: “A woman was pushed onto subway tracks by an attacker who then ran away and left her lying there alone…[but] two men came over immediately…and lifted her back onto solid ground.”

Trust is essential for confidence and growth.

Trust is essential for confidence and growth.

  • Trust is a skill that can be learned by observing others, but also by observing yourself.
  • If someone has a strong sense of self-trust, they will likely have more confidence in their abilities and the ability of others around them. This leads to increased productivity and creativity at work or school; better relationships with friends, family members, and romantic partners; and reduced stress levels (which reduces health risks like heart disease). And higher happiness levels overall!
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Trust means you can make mistakes without losing everything.

Trust is essential to growth. It allows you to take risks, make mistakes, and try new things without losing everything. Trust lets you grow as an individual and gives you permission to be who you are meant to be–even if that means being different from everyone else around you.

You should trust those

You should trust those who show their true colors and act on those behaviors, not what they say or the words they use to describe themselves.

As an example, let’s say that someone says they are a good person but then treats others poorly. You know this person is not actually a good person because of their actions; therefore, it is better to trust that person than someone else who claims to be nice but doesn’t act as such (or even worse–treats others badly).

Similarly, there are also people who claim one thing but do another: for instance, someone might say “I care about you” yet still treat you poorly at times; or perhaps another person will claim he cares about animals but instead eats meat every day without thinking twice about it! In these cases too we can learn from experience: if someone claims something but does not act accordingly then we should not trust him/her at all!


In the end, it’s important to trust people. You should trust those who show their true colors and act on those behaviors, not what they say or the words they use to describe themselves. Trusting people makes you vulnerable and allows others into your life who can help you grow. This is why it’s so important that we all learn how to be trustworthy ourselves. Subscribe for next week’s post!

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