| "Who should I trust?" "Who should I not trust?" "When do I switch from one to the other?" "How do I know when to decide?" |
These are some of the confusions about trust we often carry as adults. The who, when, how much and even whether to trust ever can seem overwhelming. But for infants, this a no-brainer. What can infants teach us to clear up this confusion?
"Hmm, this person seems just fine, but my gut is getting tight and I'm hesitant to trust, so I'm going to listen to that and stay tuned and see what develops."
"This person/ situation is too much like (X situation) in which I got really burned, so even though it might be fine, or fine for somebody else, but I'm not ready to trust yet, so I'm not going to!"
"Sure, I'm willing to trust you - all you have to do is demonstrate to me that you're trustworthy!"
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