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Being a Trustworthy Person

trustworthyThere is a wikiHow on what it means to be a trustworthy person, so it is something that people want to know how to do and are just not sure how to get there. So what is it that people are searching for? What qualities should a person have to be considered trustworthy?

Honesty

Being an honest person is the first and most important quality that someone should have to be considered a trustworthy person. There is a reason that you hear people say “honesty is the best policy”. If you are not being honest with the people around you and with yourself how is anyone supposed to trust you? Simply put, they can’t. Some people may think that an honest answer to a person’s questions may be considered too harsh and that lying to them will spare them. While your intentions may be good, more people would rather you tell them a harsh truth than a nice lie.

Reliability

If you tell someone you are going to do something then you have to do it. If you make a promise and don’t keep it then people will stop taking you at your word. If you feel as though you will not be able to keep to a commitment then you have to let whoever know that you will not be able to keep it as soon as possible and apologize for any mistake. People that cancel plans last minute are considered unreliable trusting someone who is unreliable is very difficult.

Compassion

If you are a compassionate person people will be more likely to trust you. If you think about a scenario and can reverse the roles and put yourself in someone’s shoes you are able to be compassionate. Compassion and kindness go hand in hand; if you can show someone compassion you are being kind to that person. Being nice to someone will help them trust you, how often do you trust the person that’s rude or inconsiderate? Most people steer clear of those that are inconsiderate.

Being aware of these traits about yourself is important if you want people, especially your partner, to trust you. If you tell the truth you never have to remember what lie you told and to who to keep your story straight. Do the things you say you’re going to do, if you don’t want to do something, do not commit to it. Be kind to people around you, and treat others how you want to be treated. Remember these things and keep them in the back of your mind all the times, staying conscious of these things will help make you a trustworthy person.

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