If trust is a reliance on or confidence in the integrity, strength and ability of a person, then distrust is simply no confidence in a person—and it’s tangible, both people know it.
The relationship will feel like it is clunking along, there may be friction or awkwardness and we may not even know why. We may not be able to put our finger on the reason we feel the way we feel, but we are suspicious.
Our distrust is very expensive. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
If decisions need to be made in a no-trust or low-trust environment, they will be slow and the change around those decisions, even slower.
Trust is tangible and the effects of lack of trust or even low trust can be deadly. A marriage will fall apart, a church will not grow, a business will have a struggling bottom line.
The Trust Series:
1. What is trust?
2. A lack of trust
3. Trust is tangible
4. Trust and suspicion
5. A track record of trust
6. Love does not guarantee trust
7. Burden of trust
8. The transparency of trust
9. 10 ways to build trust
10. 10 things that promote low trust