I often draw inspiration and ideas for many of my posts through my own personal experiences. That generally lays the groundwork or theme of what I write. From there, I add in the science aspect – what we know in psychology – and whenever possible, marry it to our daily working life.
So, I could go into a long story about a personal drama that is playing out in my family right now, but I won’t. Suffice to say, there have been numerous conversations about the idea of “trust”, what constitutes it, breaks it and creates it.
There are other posts on this blog that delve into the subject from various viewpoints (just use the search box on the right). But I wanted to come at this from a different direction today and that is the relationship between some of our emotions and our ability to trust others.
While reviewing some research in academic journals, I came across a very well written summary of how our negative emotions (in particular) can impact our ability to trust others. Take a moment now to read it using the link below.
Action – But before you open the link, prime your brain with this three-part question:
- How are my negative emotions in any aspect of life impacting the degree to which I trust others?
- In turn, how is that negatively impacting my daily choices?
- And my overall career?