Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Trust & Vulnerability
Do you really trust somebody?
You don't trust somebody until you make yourself vulnerable. Trust is both emotional and logical act.
Emotionally, trust is about giving control to another person, expecting that they will take good care of that control on your behalf.
Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. Whether in a personal relationship or a businessrelationship, trust means vulnerability.
We trust because we have experienced the trustworthiness and because we have faith in human nature. We feel trust.
Does trust start sounding scary? You bet it does! Does the alternative to trust sound even scarier? You bet it does!
Posted by Ratz at Wednesday, March 22, 2006