Trust is defined as the knowledge that the other person will not take unfair
advantage of one, either deliberately or accidentally, consciously or unconsciously.
Trust is built between two people when each person is convinced that the
other is both motivated and competent enough to sustain the relationship.
In the absence of trust, anything you do for me, I consider manipulation.
Things that decrease trust include: rejection, ridicule,
disrespect, non-openness, and refusal to disclose.
Unfortunately, we live in a highly competitive world where it is difficult
to trust anyone.
According to Sun Tzu, "the art of war is the art of deception."
Richard Schmuck (1988)
Last updated 26 April 1999
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