Have you ever been to the zoo, and seen a sign on an animal cage that said something like, "Careful, This animal bites!"? Well, wouldn't it be nice if people came with such warnings? With people, as you interact, you do not get the warnings in the form of a written sign to tell you weather or not you can trust the person, or not trust them as the case may be. Sometimes we think we know, and we extend that hand out only to have our fingers bitten off.
The following is a look at how you can be someone who others can trust, and how to find others to trust as well.
First, actions speak louder than words. It may be cliché, but when it comes to trust, it is a true one. If you stick your finger in the cage, metaphorically of course, and you do not get bitten, you can trust this better than you can a sign that says, "I don't bite." Having someone tell you that you can trust them is completely different from them showing you through their actions that you can trust them. So, judge by actions. If you can't count on them to follow through with plans to meet up, or to call you when they say they will, how can you trust them with your secrets, or more importantly your heart? Make sure your actions are such that display that you are not going to bite. You want people to be able to reflect on their interactions with you and be able to say that you never gave them cause to distrust anything you said or did.
"I don't bite, trust me!" »