are you too trusting?

@ashryl (85)
Philippines
June 3, 2008 12:30am CST
I just took a fun quiz on "are you too trusting" and I got an interesting score which seemed to be true - a healthy balance between trust and skepticism. While I believe that most people are good and well intentioned, I am cautious with what I do, say, or act around new faces. I am not likely to trust a person just because s/he is known to me unless they have proven themselves that they are worthy of my trust? Are you too trusting?
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I just took the quiz and the results are actually pretty accurate for me: Your score is 15. Ouch! You do not seem to trust anybody. While being too trusting can set you up to be hurt or get you in to dangerous situations, not trusting anybody can get really lonely. You need to do some real soul searching to find out why you find it so hard to trust others. Did somebody hurt you in the past? If so, you need to let go and move on. Not everybody is out to hurt you and you can't keep seeing others as a potential threat - it just is not healthy. People need other people who they can trust and confide in, by denying yourself these close relationships you are only hurting you. Take a deep breath, get to know somebody really well and then trust them - you'll be glad you did!
@ashryl (85)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
That's interesting. You must be a very paranoid person.(: But isn't it lonely? not having someone you can share some of your secrets with?
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I am not paranoid. No it isn't it lonely, I have a few someones that I share things with but I don't keep secrets so tha part isn't even a thought for me. Better to have a few close friends then to just say or act like you are friends with everyone.
@paid2write (5204)
3 Jun 08
I used to be too trusting but I have learned from life experience that there are many people not to be trusted. I still think good about people unless I know they have done something bad. I have become more cautious about things I read, see or hear, especially on the internet where nothing can be accepted as true without checking the facts first. I know now that even the nicest people who I love cannot always be trusted, because they can be forgetful or have other things on their mind, which makes them break a promise they had made to me.
@ashryl (85)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
I used to be trusting too but just like you I've learned that there are people that should not be trusted so I became cautious. And I agree with you about the people and things you meet, see and read through the internet, they are not always true.
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I will admit that I am a very paranoid person. I do not think about it at the time that I have those thoughts, but looking back on it, I can see that I am. I do not trust people because I do not know their intentions. He may read this one day, and he may not, but my best friend has completely ruined me as far as trust goes. And yet, I still trust him. After breaking every promise he had ever made me, he reminded me that promises are just words. As far as everyone else goes, no. My trust level rises much slower than most, and it shatters easily. I keep myself away from people because I fear how people are. If I were to classify myself, I am unhealthily untrusting.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
I do trust ple, but only to certain extend.. Some ple just like to boast and acted like they are knowledgeable about everything and that's for strangers.. As for my frenz, i dun really trust them with my everything, i will spilt up my secrets to different frenz and so that they wun see thru me completely like a glass.. I just dunno y, i cant trust someone completely, maybe because i've been betrayed by the same person more than twice??
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
no, not at all haha. im doubtful by nature. i have to be comfortable with a person and have known him/her for a reasonable amount of time before i trust him/her.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
Hi ashryl, I do trust people but not that much. I see to it that I gave them the trust they deserve, I don't use to judge people but I don't give special treatments. he he he just kidding. frankly, I've entrusted a lot of people all through my life but I was took for granted. And now, I learned a lot from it. Just be aware of sharing your thoughts to others like your secrets because people just tend to be kind when they need something from you.