Building trust is the ongoing process of helping people to trust you with your behavior. Generally speaking, people trust those who they know well, like and admire. Getting to know people well is the foundation for trust. In a business setting, this means being visible and engaged. The third component of trust, admirable behavior, is highly situational. You might trust a surfer for their skill and willingness to take on any wave. You might trust your accountant for their attention to detail and professionalism. As such, building trust isn't a single skill set but rather a diverse universe of character traits and talents. The following is a list of habits that tend to build trust.
NotesTrust is related to social status, social proof and reputation. For example, an employer may trust a new hire who is well known in their industry.People like and trust people who like and trust them. As such, traits such as openness, optimism and a trusting nature tend to generate trust. It is rare for highly distrustful people to enjoy much trust themselves.Building trust often benefits from restraint and self-control. Building trust is a slow process of cultivation that can be damaged in a moment. For example, people who are prone to emotional outbursts or a cruel wit may have trouble building trust.
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