Importance of Trust

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Buyukcan-Tetik. A. Finkenauer, C., Siersema, M., Vander Heyden, K. &Krabbendam, L.             (2015). Social Relations Model Analysis of Perceived Self-Control and trust       in Families. Journal of Marriage & Family, 77(1), 209-223. doi:10.1111/jomf.12154

According to this article trust is a crucial aspect in every type of relationship ranging from intimate relationships, personal friendships and family relationships. It is believed that people use their own perceptions based on the individual’s personal self-control. As a result, the trust levels of individuals are measured based on their self-control. Such that individual’s with a higher self-control are deemed to be the most trustworthy to other people. Trustees have a natural belief that the trustees would act in a benevolent way to their needs; hence they would always have favorable responses towards them at any given time. The social relation model (SRM) proves that there is a particular correlation between trust and self-control and this is uniform even in children to adults. However, in a child- parent relationship, children trust their parents since they believe they are powerful and universal in nature.

Find the Right Therapist.” Trust Issues: How to Get Over Them in Relationships, Marriage,       and Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Apr. 2015.

Trust issues exist in different people at different times due to variety of reasons. Some of the symptoms that prevail in people with trust issues include; lack of closeness in friendship, mistrust that would meddle with a person’s main relationship and presence of many unsuccessful relationships over a period of time. However, trust issues are conceived in the early phases of individual’s lives due to lack of proper nurturing or some bad experiences in the early ages that would have affected the person’s self-esteem. Therapy helps individuals to overcome any underlying trust issues. Hence, therapy works by relieving individuals of their past experiences that would have created trust issues upon them.

Öberg P &SvenssonT. (2010). Does Power Drive Out Trust? Relations between Labour            Market Actors in Sweden. Political Studies58(1), 143-166. doi:10.1111/j.1467-            9248.2008.00772.x

According to the article power deeps low the levels of trust amongst individuals. It is deemed that people in positions of power are not as trustworthy compared to other individuals. Hence, they don’t form better trustees. This might have been caused by the various untrustworthy scenarios performed by powerful politicians who do not fulfill their promises to the masses. Hence, people tend to generalize that people in power would not be very trustworthy due to their ability to manipulate different situations.

Rotenberg, K. J., &Boulton, M. (2013). Interpersonal Trust Consistency and the Quality of         Peer Relationships during Childhood. Social Development, 22(2), 225-241.

In regards to this article, the findings of a study conducted on children’s trust beliefs in relation to their peer relations; it was revealed that there is no connection between children’s trust beliefs towards their parents and, trust beliefs towards their peers. Some of the bases that induce children’s trust beliefs to their parents are honesty and emotional trust which improve the levels of trust for children to parents. However, the trust beliefs for children interaction with their peers are highly supported by the reliability of those peers in their interactions. Hence, there are different paths between trust beliefs of children towards their parents and trust beliefs with their peers.

Stewart, John, Karen E. Zediker, and SaskiaWitteborn.Together: Communicating Interpersonally: a Social Construction Approach. Los Angeles: Roxbury Pub. Co, 2005. Print

Trust highly determines the levels of interpersonal communication between individuals. It is figured that persons who trust each other highly tend to have a more concentrated level of interpersonal communication. Communication that is openly initiated also helps to improve the trust levels between individuals. Another techniques to improve trust that would result to increased interpersonal communication is sharing of work and opinions, this is especially applied in working environments. It improves trust amongst colleagues. Lastly, predictability and listening to oneself also boosts trust amongst others and consequently induces proper interpersonal communication. However it is also essential to give a listening ear to peers so as to base their levels of trust.