Trust and vulnerability to the actions of someone else

“Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of someone else.” | Charles Feltman

We are trusted by others when they choose to make themselves vulnerable to our actions – this happens when they share confidential information, care for us, place their reputation on the line, or express thoughts and emotions that matter to them.

And, we earn or lose this trust by virtue of how carefully or carelessly we deal with what they’ve placed in our care.