People Are More Trustworthy Than You Think

“Knee-jerk mistrust can lead to outright cynicism, which is poisonous for our careers, our relationships, our health, and even our ethics, because it invites us to rationalize our own bad behavior.”

If you think someone can’t be trusted, it’s possible that’s actually a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Elizabeth Doty explains why people are more trustworthy than you think and cautions to beware the dangers of influencing the behavior of others with your own mistrust.