Trust and respect?

How do you decide who to trust and respect and who to dismiss? When you meet someone for the first time is your "natural" instinct to trust UNTIL they prove to be untrustworthy OR do you NOT trust until they prove themselves to be trustworthy? How do you decide who to respect? Do you... show more How do you decide who to trust and respect and who to dismiss?

When you meet someone for the first time is your "natural" instinct to trust UNTIL they prove to be untrustworthy

OR

do you NOT trust until they prove themselves to be trustworthy?

How do you decide who to respect?

Do you respect everyone unless they show themselves to be an arsehole?

Or

do you not give then your respect until they earn it?
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