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    Senior Member Snow Turtle's Avatar
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    Default Are you slow to trust? Despite no bad experiences.

    For me personally I'm very slow when it comes to trusting someone with my emotions and secerts. Yet I've constantly found it odd that I believe most people aren't out there to screw me over. The INFJ I've known has been very slow to trust as well despite valuing people on such a high level.

    I can't quite figure out what's the reason behind this behaviour. Anybody else identify with it and understand why?

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    I'm slow to trust but I HAVE had bad experiences in the past which caused me to be slow to trust.

    But maybe other people are like that because it's better to be safe than sorry, right?

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    Maybe it's from things you've observed? I dunno. Are you an introvert? I think introverts might have a harder time sharing their emotions and secrets just because they are used to keeping to themselves. I am pretty trusting, but not in terms of emotions and secrets. I mean I trust most other people to be responsible and respectful. In terms of being self-revealing though, I don't really trust other people to understand me, because I've had some bad experiences. I don't trust a lot of people to be able to know how to react to me, so I don't reveal a lot about myself, in that sense.

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    "If there is a tiny, negligible chance of me getting hurt I either think of a back up plan to hurt you or I'll go away...as sick as it sounds.
    Or I do like placebo "keep it on the down low."
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    There's something you don't know and she's not going to tell you.

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    I don't have very many 'secrets' or emotions that I would need to share with others, but I find that I am slow to trust somebody with carrying out a task. In fact, there are very few people with whom I would entrust with a meaningful task. Most of the time, I assume that they will fail. It takes a long time before I can trust other people with important tasks.

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    I am an introvert, and I don't really have much trouble trusting people. I generally trust them until they give me reason not to trust them. Then it's almost impossible for them to regain my trust!
    I am also not very good at keeping my emotions to myself. I have been told that I wear my heart on my sleeve. According to the MBTI II, I am an introvert but come across as an extrovert because I am so incredibly expressive. When I try to hide my feelings, people ask me if I'm pouting.

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    I don't know if I've ever trusted anyone 100%.

    It usually takes years for me to get to at least 80 to 90 percent. Even then I am always skeptical.
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    Damn it Dysentry!

    You stole my response.
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimahn View Post
    Damn it Dysentry!

    You stole my response.
    That's a ninja for you... Woo Ha!
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