The psychology of trust

The psychology of trust

Maria Popova from Brain Pickings writes fantastic articles on all manner of thought provoking and stimulating topics. I know some find them a bit long, and dense, but in my opinion it's definitely worth making some time to read them. 

And once again she's written a great piece on an important topic…trust!

What could be more important for our relationships? 

So set aside 10 minutes or so, make yourself comfortable, and read on…

“When you trust people to help you, they often do,” Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and “always”? That’s precisely what psychologist David DeSteno, director of Northeastern University’s Social Emotions Lab, explores in The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More (public library).

DeSteno, who has previously studied the osmosis of good and evil in all of us and the psychology of compassion and resilience, argues that matters of trust occupy an enormous amount of our mental energies and influence, directly or indirectly, practically every aspect of our everyday lives. But trust is a wholly different animal from the majority of our mental concerns. DeSteno writes…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE