Do you trust people easily?

@Lore2009 (7386)
United States
September 16, 2010 6:23pm CST
I had a few friends who I got connected with through the internet after a long long long time. Without asking anything about myself, they want to go out already. I get surprised how some people can easily trust people like that. I have another friend who is very open to anything and converse with strangers like as friends. Do you trust people easily or are you overly cautious like me?
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21 responses
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I trust people easily but not at all times. I only trusted those whom I know but to those strangers I always give the benefit of my doubt. I have doubts whether I am going to trust because I do not know what is in the back of their minds. Unless they are my friend, they can guarantee my trust. My point is to put trust in my friends whom we are so acquainted and proven trustworthy.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Thank you for your comment.
@Jlowe110 (313)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Trusting people is a difficult thing. If you trust them to fast, and then they betray you, it not only sucks but hurts too. It is then harder to learn to trust people. I don't really trust people until I get to know them extremely well, they could betray you even if you think they are the most trustworthy person in the world.
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@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I agree with you completely. Thanks for sharing.
@wiwa05 (230)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
Definitely NO! I should KNOW the person very well FIRST before I could trust him/her. Trust is a delicate part of your life that needs to be WELL OBSERVED first and TAKE CARE of.. It's a part of you that you shared it to someone whom you trust, but be VERY CAREFUL in trusting anyone coz you might end up one day falling and the other person stepping ahead of you... BE VERY CAUTIOUS!
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@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Yes, I agree, I don't trust so easily anymore... many lessons learned.
• United States
16 Sep 10
Sometimes I think I trust too easily. I tend to still be a bit naive about the world outside of my little town. Although, I am cautious of the world around me as well. I mean, I know there's 'evil' things in the world and I can be exposed to that at any minute. I tend to trust friends I've just made too easily and somehow our friendship goes array.
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@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
It used to be like that for me in the past... but the more I grow older, I feel more cautious... also with all the events going on these days.
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
16 Sep 10
I'm a friendly person but am cautious as to whom I will trust. I have been deceived a few times and have been robbed by so-called friends. Some are out to use us, so we need to be careful. With me, trust will take time.
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@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Me too. With how everything is these days, I don't see why people are not more cautious.
• Brazil
16 Sep 10
No, I am kind insecure about people. I have allready been betrayed by friends so it's kind hard to trust anyone easily like that.
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@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I've been betrayed before too, but even still, I have a hard time trusting people over all... even from before. It's dangerous out there.
@caecal07 (197)
• United States
17 Sep 10
A lot of people mistake my friendliness and the fact that I always give someone the benefit of the doubt as trust. When in reality I trust very few people. Another thing people think is that I have a lot of friends, but again there aren't a whole lot of people I would consider permanent friends. If I picked up and moved I would probably only stay in contact with a few of the people in my life right now.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Seems like you know how to keep things under control. I'm not that keen to do that yet so I just end up holding up the wall. Thanks for sharing.
@caecal07 (197)
• United States
18 Sep 10
People think I'm deceiving but I guess I don't have anything worth hiding...
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
18 Sep 10
Giving someone the ability to destroy you completely but at the same time, being confident that they won't. This emoticon has been enhanced by Facicons
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
20 Sep 10
What's facicons?
@Tung0809 (29)
• United States
17 Sep 10
i really can't trust people on the internet.... for me , for me internet just like a tool help us to contact other people easier, but its not to help us to be a hot water~ be careful about internet relationship.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Be careful with any relationship. Thanks for sharing.
@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
17 Sep 10
No I have trust issues and I can't trust people so easily because you know I have to know them really good for many years until I decide that I want them to be my friends so yeah I don't make friends easily these days because I always want to get to know them really good first, but the friends that I have now I love them all and I trust them too and they love and trust me too so we are all happy being friends and always staying in touch.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I think that is being smart and you can find a great relationship that way. Thanks for sharing.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I am shy for one thing but I am also untrusting of people. I like to meet new people but I would much rather they talk about themselves then ask me personal questions.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Me too. I'd rather listen and get to know them first.
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
Yes I do trust people so easily. I do not doubt them especially if they are nice to me. I just doubt them if they have betrayed my trust already. If I happen to see something that I would make them not to be trusted then I start to doubt those kind of people. But if they are just being nice and until the time they have garnered my full trust then I completely gain my whole trust.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
The nice ones are the most scariest. Thanks for your comment.
@ruthhazel (213)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
There are people I trusted easily even though we are new friends but there are people too that I cannot trust them especially if their character is not good.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
thank you for your comment.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
17 Sep 10
no i wouldn't ever just go out and meet someone too easily off of the internet. i guess it feels good to be that open if you naturally are but i've heard bad stories about such experiences. i wanna be more open and trusting of people like so many others i would assume but its better to exercise caution.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I think it's better to stay the way you are. To stay smart and it's worthwhile when you can find that special person you can really trust too.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
Life has thought me not to trust anyone right away. I used to trust a person and always believe in what they say. But there were moments in my life that made me realize that it was such a big mistake. Even those that I consider friends were not actually friends. So now, I am very much careful about people no matter who they are and no matter what they say. Now, with respect to friends online, with more reason that I do not trust right away.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I agree with you. People change and change their mind, words quickly.
@bachyyy (195)
• Bulgaria
17 Sep 10
I trust people easily but not at all times... Last year i trusted on some users and i loose lots of money .... after this situation i don`t easily trust people in internet :)
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Yes, it's good to learn from those mistakes.
• Bulgaria
17 Sep 10
Definitely NOT. Many times i have experiened than when I trusted a stranger quickly= I am 25 years old and this time I can say I only have 2 - player real friend behind who believe wholeheartedly
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Yeah, I think I only know one person.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
17 Sep 10
I have always been a very trusting person. I am very willing to give out my trust to someone. sometimes i can be more trusting than i should be. Strill, i give my trust easily to people and they can expect the same from me.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Have you ever been betrayed or been in danger from this?
@iamdee (158)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
I admit that I do trust people easily before. Especially those online friends of mine. But I have learned my lesson since I was fooled by one of them. We've been friends online for three months and then she wanted me to buy a pre-loved stuff from her because she really needed money. So I felt sad for her that's why I bought and paid. After which, no package arrived and I can't find her anywhere online. I learned not to trust people easily especially those we met online.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Wow, that's scary. I wouldn't be able to do that, I wouldn't be able to do that even in person. Good to learn from.
• United States
17 Sep 10
I use to be this way until it got me in way too many heaps. So now I am probably a bit on the over cautious side but do not allow drama and or negativity to encamp my way.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Good, much lessons learned.