I Don't Automatically Trust People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 431 People

    I'm inherently skeptical of what anyone says,

    even the closest of friends or family.
    Twichl Twichl
    22-25, F
    Mar 16, 2014

    Life Experiences

    With many years working in business, law and government, I have learned not to automatically trust people.  It is sad but in the particular areas of that I have worked in, it is more common for people to lie than to tell the truth.  This is opposite from what I was taught as a...
    Sweetertnu Sweetertnu
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2011

    And Still Don't

    But from the start it was different with you. I could tell you anything and for once in my life, was unable to hold anything back.  For the first time in my life, I saw that running away was not protecting the one I loved but causing more hurt, confusion and isolation. And...
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    3 Responses Feb 12, 2009


    The way I trust people is sort of messed up. I can trust strangers, but I can't trust people I have intimate relationships with, whatever the kind, boyfriends, lovers or friends. At this moment of my life, I can sadly say I trust only four people in my life. And a bunch of...
    LittleMonroe LittleMonroe
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    I Make No Apology For This

    And neither should you friends. We simply live in a much more unstable society than ever before. Being careful and affording trust to be earned is the standard for me these days.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 5, 2011

    A Grain of Salt In a Pepper Shaker...

    I grew up in a city where I felt like a grain of salt in a pepper shaker. When I was little, I got beat up, robbed by big kids on the regular, and sometimes even molested. With that said, I really didn’t have the opportunity to bond any friendships since, well, I didn&rsquo...
    ShinobiJoe ShinobiJoe
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2009

    Bad Experiences!!

    I used to trust people without thinking much, and I continue to lean on the side a little in trusting people without hesitation. But I have my guard up now, I try hard not to trust anyone easy.
    bluie19 bluie19
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2012

    I've been so quick to trust over the years.

    I'm the type that wants to see the good in people, but so often I've been disappointed. I see all these people with huge circles of friends that are also hugely successful with the gender they are attracted to, and I wonder how it all worked so well for them while I failed so...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77
    36-40, M
    Feb 14, 2015

    Trust Must Be Earned

    I used to trust people until I was burned, then it ended.  Although I still want to do that, it isn't automatic anymore.  Now you have to prove to me you can be trusted.
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69
    61-65, M
    May 5, 2009

    Just So You'll Know!

    Heehee! I do back away, when people demand trust from me when we first meet and start with hurt feelings of "I trust you, don't you trust me?" Erm, NO! LoL! I don't trust anyone I've met in just one day, or two days, or three months! XD Yep, that...
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    2 Responses Feb 5, 2009

    I went to a psychologist a about week ago.

    She said that I need to start trusting people and being more open. I tried to be more open and trusting with the few people that were somewhat close to me. Today, the person that I consider a friend in the making or at least support. Took everything that I said him and...
    cupcakedips cupcakedips
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2016

    I know many people but only have a few friends

    whom I feel comfortable trusting. This is something that needs to be earned.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015
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