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INSIGHTS /// Feb 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

How Do You Know You’re A Trustworthy Person?

Posted by The Coaching Room

In addition to other precious resources, trust is a crucial and valuable commodity.


Having other people’s trust not only helps you succeed in your personal and professional undertakings, but it is also a capital component for life advancement.

 

The question then becomes, how do you know when someone is considered trustworthy? Here are some identifiable traits:

 

Authenticity                                                                                                        

Trustworthy people are themselves - they don’t try to be who they’re not, are pleasant and have a high character. It makes other people gravitate towards them.


Availability
The one thing every trustworthy person is is available - they’re there as erected pillars of support during the good, bad and ugly times.

Consistency
These are not fickle individuals. They showcase a high degree of reasonable regularity in their behaviour, attitude and actions which other people can come to rely on at any time.

Compassion
Empathy is another essential component of persons who we considered trustworthy. They have the emotional bandwidth to put themselves in the shoes of others, feel their pain, and provide a safe atmosphere for vulnerability.

Humility
The fact that they don’t have inflated egos or an extreme feeling of self-importance is what makes them attractive people. Trustworthy people understand the value of placing other people first and celebrating the successes of a team rather than individual accomplishments.

Inspirational
Trustworthy people know that there’s always room for improvement. Hence, they’re always learning and developing a variety of beneficial skills that contributes to their betterment and that of the community.

Integrity
Trustworthy people have a strong conviction and stand up for what they believe is right, irrespective of who is around and when nobody's watching.

Kindness
Due to their compassion, people who develop trust are thoughtful and always look out for the interests of other individuals.

 

If you’re struggling in one or more of these areas, not to worry, NLP training can help you unearth these qualities and make you incite trustworthiness - give it a go!

 

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