Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Are you a trusting person?

On a scale of 1-10, to what extent do you trust the people around you? Briefly explain your answer by responding to the questions below:·
  • Do you completely trust your friends? Your family? Your teachers?·
  • Do you think they would ever betray you? If so, why and how?·
  • Could you ever betray them?·
  • What types of situations make people betray others?

53 comments:

  1. In general, I do trust the people around me, so I would rate it about a 7. I completely trust my friends because I know that I don’t have a ton of friends but the friends I have will never intentionally betray me or hurt me. I also completely trust my family, as they will always be there for me and always hold on to me. They are always there for me. I do trust my teachers to a pretty good extent, but open up more as the year goes on, as I get to know them more. I do not trust some of my teachers, but most of them are very trustworthy and caring. I do not trust the teachers that do not trust me or the ones that are cold and do not seem like they care about their students, but for the most part I do trust them. My teachers would never betray me if they care about me, except if I did something very bad, which I will never do. I could never betray anybody, because I don’t want to hurt anyone or be seen as the one who doesn’t stay true. Stressful situations as well as misunderstanding or anger can make people betray each other.

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  2. On a general note I do not trust people very well, it is probably a six. I completely trust my friends, I don’t have a ton of friends, but the ones I do have are very trustworthy. My family is very busy, we always have either tons of homework or my parents are working, so I think that all the work we do makes us trustworthy, the only thing I don’t trust my family to do is not keep me in mind. They always keep me in mind in all family decisions, even when I am not there. I really do enjoy my teachers; I trust them in the most pure sense of the word. I do not however trust that some of my teachers will be very considerate of my life, by giving me lots of homework. I have averaged a good four hours of homework every night on top of football right after school. I generally finish my work at home around nine o’clock, that is like a fourteen hour workday. I don’t not betray people; I keep my word and work hard. Situations such as misunderstandings and greed make people betray others. I know that greed is not a type of situation but it does cause betrayal.

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  3. If I had to rate how much I trust people, I honestly don't know. Maybe I'll find out at the end of this comment.
    Do I completely trust my friends?
    No, I don't. I have a few friends, none of whom I know well yet. They are awesome, and my closest friends I will share stuff with. But, we are teenage girls and, even though we don't like to admit it, we all gossip. So I'm not going to tell my deepest darkest secret to them. But I do trust them to be a friend to me and help me out, and I hope they trust me to do the same.
    My family?
    Yes. I completely trust my family. I know my dad and mom would never do anything to hurt me, and my sister wouldn't either. (Unless you count the regular sister teasing.)
    My teachers?
    I'm not sure. Like Nick S. said, I don't trust them to be "considerate" of my life at all. But I trust them not to reveal a bad grade I had or something else. However, if you consider trust to be confiding in someone, then no. There's a wall between teacher and student and I'm really not going to talk to them about anything other than school.
    No, my family would never betray me. And I'm sure my friends wouldn't either. And I'm not sure how a teacher could betray a student.
    I would never betray my family or friends, intentionally. I say intentionally because the "betrayer" may not see it as betrayal, or even know they are doing wrong. But the "betrayal victim" may see it as betrayal.
    I agree with Nick and Jordan for all the betrayal situations. I would also add jealousy. These things could all lead to betrayal.
    So trust scale.

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  4. Overall, I think I am a very trusting person. On a 1-10 scale, I probably trust my friends about a 6 or 7. I trust them to do their part of the work, respect me even when I am not there, and try to do the right thing. However, I probably wouldn’t feel comfortable telling them too much private information, so my trust in them isn’t complete. My trust in my family is about a 9. Since they are the people who I love and are around the most, I think this trust is built over time and also required. I almost completely trust my family. On the trust scale, I think my teachers are about even with my friends at a 6 or 7. I trust them to grade fairly and be encouraging. Since I don’t know the teachers as well, I don’t trust them as completely, though.

    Like Nick and Jordan said, I don’t think I could ever betray my friends, family, or teachers. I don’t think my family or teachers would ever betray me either. However, I think that if a friend was ever put in a tight spot he or she would betray me. For example, if a popular kid started talking bad about me or someone else, a friend might give into betrayal and agree in order to seem cool. A student could betray a teacher by cheating on a test. I would be betraying my parents if I went against something they said. Pressure and greed can make people betray others.

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  5. On a scale from 1-10 on how much I trust people, I would have to say that I would be a 7. I trust my family a lot. They are the closest to me so I trust them a lot. I also trust my friends and teachers, and expect them to say something to me if I do something wrong. I believe that anyone can betray you, even if they are your best friends. I don't think that my own friends would betray me, but it is always a possibility. Most people who betray each other do it because they gossip about each other and they say bad things about their friends. This gets them in trouble, because word gets around and sooner or later your best friend is now going to know that you said mean things about her. I don't think I will ever betray my friends, family or teachers. I love my family, I have really good friends and I like all of my teachers. There would be no reason for me to betray them, ever. The kind of situations where people betray each other is when they get jealous, they have a fight and they don't want to get over it, and greed. People betray each other all of the time, but we just have to surround ourselves with good people and trust that they won't hurt or betray us.

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  6. I have to say, I am pretty naive when it comes to trust. I would probably rate myself a ten.I completely trust my family, friends, and teachers in thinking that they know what is best for me and would never try to hurt me. I usually tell my family and friends EVERYTHING and can openly tell my teachers things without being worried about if they are trustworthy or not. I also have enough trust in them to know that they would never betray me. I know that because I feel that if all of these people are close to me, then they wouldn't just all of the sudden betray me. Vice versa, I could never betray them. I hate to see the ones I love hurt and I also believe that I should treat others how I want to be treated. I think that the situations in which people betray each other have to be pretty bad. Situations like maybe rebellion,having a hard life, and having love life confusions may be some of the reasons for betrayal. However, I still think that no matter what the situation, people should never betray the ones they love.

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  7. I am going to say I trust the people around me to the extent of a 9. I, like Nick said, don't have a TON of friends. This is because I am picky about the people I choose to be friends with. As a result, I could place almost all of my trust in any of my friends. I love my family, and my family loves me. We have strong bonds and connections that make it possible to completely trust each other. But we are only human, and we make mistakes. Knowing this, I try not to get overly upset when people I trust make mistakes, whether they are my friends or not, because I do the exact same thing. I mess up. It's what we do about it that defines who we are. My teachers are trustworthy people. Like Jordan said earlier, I will probably warm up to them more as I get to know them better. For now, I am fairly impressed with my teachers characters. I do not think anyone I trust is going to betray me, because chances are, they trust me too. For this reason, I would never intentionally betray people. Betrayal is a big word. I read it in our topic, and thought of it as a pretty extreme word. What if you unintentionally let out a "secret" you were trusted not to tell? Would you be accused of complete betrayal, or being mistrusted? It would take a very good reason to decide willingly to betray somebody. It is hard to accept an "Oh, sorry!" after being betrayed, and the betrayer must realize that before choosing that path. For instance, if a married man decided date and marry a woman other than the one he was married to, the former wife would have a decent reason to leave him. Bad relationships are the main and most common reason for betrayal. As I said before, I trust my peers, friends, family, and teachers to the extent of a 9.

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  9. On a scale from 1 to 10, I trust people at the "8" rating. In general, I am willing to give people, including my friends, family, and teachers, the benefit of the doubt. However, I do not trust my friends completely. Though I have a great group of friends, we're all teenagers and going through huge changes. People are willing to do anything to make themselves feel or look better, and unfortunately gossip and lies can sometimes provide that for teenagers. I completely trust my family, they would never do anything to hurt me and love me unconditionally. I trust my teachers everyday by coming to class and believing that in the long run, they will have affected my life for the better by widening my understanding of their subjects and the world. At the same time, I must do my part to learn and grow as a person using the tools and information provided to me. As discussed earlier, I believe that some of my friends would betray me, at this volatile time in our lives, if they thought that betraying me, through gossip or desertion, would improve their social standings. Unlike my friends, I know that my parents and brother would never betray me because of their unconditional love. They may not like or respect the choices I make, but I know they will always try to do what is best for me in their eyes. Teachers always have the ability to betray a student, but are trusted not to do so. Teachers can betray a student by not putting effort into teaching and affecting their students or by not being passionate about their subject. I could only “betray” my friends, if it meant that distancing myself from them meant healthier relationships, emotions, and better schoolwork. I could never betray my family, because as they love me, I love them without end. Like friends, I could only “betray” a teacher it meant better schoolwork and more suitable classes for me. Fear, jealousy, and stress can all lead to betrayal. All three can cause friends and family to act irrationally and disrespectfully.

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  10. Ellie, I think your personality is definitely shown through your post. It takes a lot of courage to COMPLETELY trust people. Even I couldn't bring myself to rate my trust level a 10. That is a trait I and others will look up to!

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  11. As a quote from one of my favorite movies says, "I trust everyone. It's the devil inside them I don't trust." (That was from Italian Job for those of you who have not seen the movie and are missing out on life!!) On a scale of 1 - 10, I trust the people that I know around me outside of my family around an 8 or 9. I give such a high score because these people would not be a true "friend" if they were not trust worthy. Another thing to think about is what one describes as a friend. I think of a friend as someone who I would trust with my life, not just some random acquaintance that happens to sit next to me in math class. Someone like that (it really depends on their personality and how long I have known them) I would probably give a 5, maybe 6ish to. My teachers (with the exception of one that I have had) I trust completely. I don’t think that they are out there to get me and I don’t think that on the PLC days, they plan how to inflict more problems on us! We go to school and listen to teachers all day to get better at what we do and they are there to help us do so! My family I would give an all hands down 10 to. No more is needed to be said for in regards to my family. I completely trust them. I don’t think that any of my family, teachers or close friends would ever betray me. However, that random person from math class (or wherever), they I would not be shocked about if they betrayed me. Now, if they became one of my best friends, then I would trust them at an 8 or 9, but not until then. I would never betray someone (be that stealing, ratting them out, etc.) unless they were in danger by something or someone. I think the certain types of situations that makes one betray others are situations where someone is in trouble, or in a high pressure moment, usually peer pressure.

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  12. If I had to rate how well I trust others I would rate a 7. You can’t fully trust someone because you never know if they’re going to hurt you. However, my trust changes from person to person. For example, I trust my best friends more than someone I have class with everyday, or a complete stranger. My family deserves a complete 10 on the trust scale. I never know why I can trust my family the most, but it’s almost like you’re born with trusting your family. I know I can always go to my family when I have a problem. I have a better time trusting teachers or adults than trusting kids my own age. This is mainly caused because they are adults and they are wiser than your average teenage kid. They have a much better conscience than any kid I know. The only people I think would betray me would be my friends. My family and teachers are adults and will most likely not betray a kid, on the other hand, kids don’t think about their consequences and could possibly betray someone they don’t mean to. My friends would betray me if we were both in trouble and he would blame it all on me. If I had the opportunity to betray my friends I probably would do it without knowing I was betraying them until the smoke clears. I believe betrayals occur when a friend is in a situation that they don’t want to be in, and they don’t want to take the blame, so the only way out is to betray your friend. It’s disappointing when a friend betrays another friend, however; betrayal is in the human nature and we cannot change this.

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  13. I know my friends and family well enough to know that I can trust them. On a scale of 1-10, I would say an eight. I trust my family and friends to want the best for me and for themselves. I know my family will support me in whatever I do and I trust them to have good judgement. I have known most of my very close friends for a long time and I don't think they are the kind to go behind my back. Although I haven't known my teachers for very long, I know they have a lot of experience with teenagers and education.
    As I go through high school, I know that there is a possibility of betrayal. I don't think that my friends and family would completely betray me and leave me in the dust. I know that we all have our own opionions and choices which could lead to betrayal. Spreading gossip, telling lies and doing things to hurt others are all high school level versions of betrayal to get back at someone or something.
    I don't think I would ever intentionally betray my friends. They are important to me and I wouldn't want to lose them.The kind of situations where people betray each other is when they get jealous or when they can't handle what happened between them. Sometimes even the best of people can get caught up in the drama.

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  14. If we're talking about trust about everything in general, I'd have to put myself at maybe a 5 or 6. If we get specific, there it might go up or down. With my friends (for the most part) I think it would stay at a 5 (sorry guys :). Teenagers in general are pretty tricky, and who is your friend one day may be your enemy the next! Whether it's through gossip, jealousy, or a dumb fight, high school "betrayal" is the norm. But on the other hand, I trust my family completely. I know that they have always and will always be there for me, and that that won't ever change. I know that they would never betray me, and I wouldn't dream of betraying them. Still, there are thousands of situations in which people betray others. Jealousy, hate, greed, and the pressures of others make people sometimes betray the ones they love the most. I'd like to think I would never betray someone, but honestly, no one really will ever know what's to come.

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  15. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my level of trust at an 8. I have complete trust in all of my close friends, family, and teachers. I trust my closest friends absolutely. This is mainly because I choose my friends wisely, and trust is a large part of my rigid requirements. I would trust my two closest friends with my own life. However, I am a little bit wary of friends who are not as close to me. I also trust entirely in my family. I know that they love me and would not want to hurt me, and truly want the best for me. Even if I were on bad terms with one of my family members, I would also trust them with my life. I also trust my teachers even though I do not know them as well as my friends and family. I know that as teachers, not only their job but their goal centers around helping me succeed in school, therefore I trust their decisions, advice, and teachings. I personally don't think any of these people would ever betray me because, if I place trust in someone, I usually trust them unconditionally, and nobody I choose to trust would have a good reason to betray me. I could never betray any of the people I trust, because I view trust as a bond, and trust is a bond that is not broken between me and someone else on my end. In my opinion, greed is the motivating factor for people to betray others. The greed could concern money, position, jealousy, and many other things.

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  16. Generally, on a scale of 1 to 10, I trust people at about the rating of seven or eight. Usually, I am quite trusting of people I know, however, I don't trust my friends completely. Although I try to choose my friends carefully, some people just aren't as virtuous as many would hope for in a friend. Human nature can change anyone in certain situations, and that is why I can't trust some people thoroughly. People are prepared to do many things to elevate their own selves, however, some of my friends are great, and i can trust them with a lot of things! When it comes to my family, I trust them completely. Other than the occasional teasing and quarrels that happen between us, I know that they will accept me no matter what. When it comes to teachers, I can't trust them like I would to a friends or a family member because I generally don't get to know them too well. There are a few teachers that I know I could tell something to, and trust that they don't tell anyone else. I believe that there will always be 'friends' that are willing to betray you, but they wouldn't and shouldn't be considered as real friends. Some of them don't really care about others and would just do what they want, either for their own entertainment, or just to make them feel better about themselves. I would hope that I would never betray a friend, but circumstances that lead be to believe that it may help, I may be obliged to do it to protect them. The only causes for me to betray a friend would be to protect them somehow. For example, if they were doing something dangerous and they made me promise not to tell anyone, that's when I am compelled to betray their request. I would also hope that my friends would care about me enough to do the same.

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  17. I would say that on a scale from 1-10, on trusting the people around me, I would probably give that an 8. The reason for this rating is because I believe that deep down, my friends, relatives, or just acquaintances are generally good. The reason I say this is because, I am the type of person that will do things for the common good of others just because I believe that is what is just the right thing to do. In this way I do not agree with the author of "Lord of the Flies" because he believed that deep down every human was just a true pure evil, where as I believe the exact opposite, I think everyone is a good person at the sole. I completely trust my friends, family, and teachers, because if not who else is there to trust? I think you just have to rely on others and let them be able to rely on you. If I never betray them they will never betray me, that is what I believe. Although, I think people generally betray others out of jealousy for something they wish they had. Also, money can be a big factor in betrayal, because when it comes to money people will go to the extreme, even if it comes to losing a friendship.

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  18. The extent of my trust between family and friends is pretty low compared to some other people; cause I'd only trust them with a 7.

    I really do not trust my friends with anything because almost every time I trust them with an assignment, they manage to mess things up or they do the assignment in full, but to a terrible job on it. Even when we've planned to go somewhere for several days, they always let me know about 5 minutes before we go that they can't because they were supposed to hang out with another friend that talked to them 15 minutes ago. Contrary to the trust between my friends and I, I trust my family a hundred times more. Like Alex said, it just feels like you're born to trust in your family. I could trust my dad and mom with anything, but not everything I can trust to my sister. I can't trust her with everything because she tends to be forgetful of her primary tasks. I also can trust my teachers to get grades in the grade book, but not with stuff like late work because they tend to lose it and blame me for losing it.

    I believe that my friends would betray me because the definition of betray is to "be unfaithful, expose, or disappoint the hopes of." I believe that my friends have done this a lot to me already, but my parents and sister are very good about not disappointing me or allowing me to lose trust in them. I can also trust that teachers will not betray me because their job is to be honest and loyal to their commitments, same as any job.

    I might possibly betray my friends and teachers, but I would feel very bad about it and it wouldn't be to intentionally harm them in any way. For example, I could accidentally forget to turn in a group paper that was my responsibility. I would never intentionally not do the paper because that hurts my friends grades and the trust bonds between us. Additionally, it deteriorates the trust between myself and the teachers. However, I would never betray my parents or sister for fear of the consequences that would be brought up against me if I betrayed them.

    I think that the circumstances of distraction and previous commitments can cause people to betray others. I also agree with what Taylor said because peer pressure can cause people to betray others for fear of their peers not accepting them. And for the fact no one is perfect in everything, proving that you can never trust someone no matter what to be 100% faithful to their commitment.

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  19. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would say my trust in people is about a 7. I have a group of friends that I know I know i can trust no matter what, but I also have friends that I can only trust half of the time. The other half, I'm really not sure of the things they do and I really questions if their actions are trustworthy or not. However, I can trust my family. My family has never really been known to keep secrets from me so I have no reason not to trust them. I can also trust my teachers. They are always there and I know they are individuals that are devoted to teaching us what we need to know and preparing us from the world to come. I know from past experience that teacher will be there no matter what. I think i do have friends that would betray me because I've had friends that betrayed me and let me down. You want to see everyone as a good person. Someone with a good heart and a good mind, but most of the time that's not that case and I've had to find that our the hard way. That some of my friends aren't really there for me. I've never really had a family member or teacher betray me. i think that teachers aren't close enough to you to betray you. On the other side i think that family is too close to you to do anything to betray you. I think I would betray someone if they betrayed me. If someone betrays you to the point where they really hurt you, then i think that they deserve to know the pain you want through. If it's someone you don't really like or you don't really enjoy being around and they betray you, you don't really notice because that person wasn't all that important to you. It's when someone close to you betrays you that it hurts and I believe that then they deserve to be betrayed. I think people betray others because they lose sight in themselves. We were all born good people, but its through life experience that we shaped ourselves. It's also through life that we can sometimes lose sight of what's right and maybe even begin to question in. It is then that we betray no only others, but those closest and dearest to us.

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  20. I feel that I am a pretty trusting person because I trust people unless they give me a reason not to, so I am about a 7 to 7 ½.

    Do I completely trust my friends?

    For the most part, I trust my friends because they are honest people, but as in everything, there are exceptions. However, I am fortunate enough to have not met many exceptions. I am pretty close with my friends, so I trust them a lot. I would even call some my family.

    Do I completely trust my family?

    I do completely trust my family because I know that they love me so much that they would never betray me except to protect me. I know that they trust me to, so I have to reward their trust, by trusting them in turn.

    Do I trust my teachers completely?

    For the most part, I trust my teachers because I know that most of them have kids and that they feel close to the same way about me. I know that they trust their kids, so they also trust me until I give them a reason not to trust me.

    Do I think they would ever betray me?

    I don’t think that they would ever betray me unless; it was to protect me or someone else. For example, if I told someone a secret and I told them not to tell anyone, but the only way for them to protect me was to tell that secret to someone else, then I think that they would tell the secret to protect me.

    Could I ever betray them?

    I think that the same goes for me, in that if I had to betray them in order to save them, I would. I would betray them, because no secret is worth someone dying over, unless it is to save countless lives.

    What types of situations make people betray others?

    Like listed above, I think that life or death situations often move people to betray others in order to save them. However, I also think that when people are nervous or pressured into something they often say something by accident or they are tricked into saying something.

    Overall, I do think that most people are trustworthy and that if you don’t give them a reason not to trust you, then they will.

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  21. On a scale of 1-10, I think my trust in people is roughly a 5. While I do trust my friends, I only have complete trust in my best friend. On the other hand, I completely trust my family. I mean, they're my family. That's what families are for! I feel the same way about teachers. Teachers are there to help students. If not, then what's the point of having them?
    I don't believe that neither my family nor my teachers would betray me, although I can't say the exact same thing for my friends. While I don't think my friends actually would betray me, I get worried that they might. This is probably because we're not completely mature yet. Insignificant issues can turn into full-blown drama at our age. Problems like this don't normally occur between adolescents and adults, though, because the latter is, for the most part, much more level-headed. If my friends were to betray me for whatever reason, I imagine it would be over some silly disagreement or a careless comment.
    Unless they did something absolutely horrible or betrayed me in the first place, I would not betray my friends. I find it to be heartless and unnecessarily cruel. It's also an immature way to avoid a problem. Even if I were to betray my friend, though, it's not like I'd suddenly act cold towards them. Honestly, I would just try to stay away from them to prevent myself from getting angry.
    I think people would be most likely to betray someone else in a competitive or high-pressure situation. When a person is involved in something like that, it seems like they really only care about themselves and their interests.

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  22. If I had to rank myself on a scale of 1 to 10, my trust in others is about a 7. For the most part, I am willing to trust, whether it comes to facts, or one's individual view on something. I feel that it is appropriate to allow someone to have a fair "first impression" of sorts when it comes to these topics, and my initial instinct is to trust. However, there are certain aspects in everyone's life that may make them untrustworthy. Keeping these in mind, I always make sure to go back and verify a person's validity, not just blindly follow, whether it comes to teachers, friends, and even family occasionally. The main factor that can cause this lack of complete reliability is the priorities of each person. For example, my friends or teachers may be willing to compromise my trust in them in order to fulfill the needs of their family. They may be required to act in a certain way to assist their relatives, which may involve either ignoring or going against another's trust. Choosing between a high-standard in a close family relationship or a more loose relationship with a friend or student is difficult, but most would ultimately prefer their kin. Similarly, I would also be willing to support my family instead of others in such a predicament. In addition, I, or the people I surround myself with, can become untrustworthy in the event that we lose sight of what is truly best. This is more likely to happen between my friends and I, since teenagers can be volatile in this confusing part of their lives. The desperate need to climb the social ladder consumes us, making us willing to sacrifice the trust of others for our own benefit. On the other hand, teachers are expected to maintain a professional view with their pupils, which means being willing to guide them through thick and thin. 9 out of 10 ten times a teacher sticks to this, and so they are less likely to lose sight of what is best for the relationship with a student. So, whether it is through the difficult choice between family and friends, or simply through a loss of one's true goal, betrayal can be a dangerous, irrevocable consequence, whether intended or not.

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  23. I would say I am a pretty trusting person. I am very open to meeting new people and enjoy it. So on a scale from 1-10 I would say I am probably a seven or an eight. I completely trust my best friends, I only have a few really, really close friends and we share pretty much everything and we can always count on one another to keep a secret if need be. I am still pretty trusting around people I just meet and it doesn’t take long for me to get to really trusting a person, but right when I meet somebody or am paired up with someone I don’t know I tend to be a little more cautious. My family is made up of some people that I can always trust I never or will ever have to be worried about not being able to trust them. I love the fact that I never have to hide a bad grade or anything from them because I trust them that they can help me if I need help and they trust me that I can work hard to do better. I am pretty trusting with my teachers. I know that they are there to help me when I need it and that I can count on them for help or guidance. I don’t think any of these people that I have put my trust in and they have put their trust in me would every betray me, just like I would never betray them. I don’t think I would ever be able to betray someone that trusts me so much. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I would hate the guilt if I did or if someone betrayed me. I agree with all the situations up here on how people could betray one another, but I wanted to add greed. This goes along with jealousy like in “The Lord of the Flies” Jack becomes jealous of Ralph and the fact that he is the leader so he becomes greedy and does betray Ralph and Piggy by turning against them, making his own tribe, and stealing from them. “Trust is like a vase… once it's broken, though you can fix it the vase will never be same again.” –Anonymous

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  24. Trust is a difficult thing. You want to fully trust someone, but sometimes it seems like if you do, then that trust is broken. On a scale of one to ten, I would say my trust in people is about a five. Honestly, I do not trust most people. On the other hand, I have several close friends that I would trust with my life. My family has also always been there for me and I trust them completely. I trust that teachers want the best for me and my peers and really are trying to help. Everyone else however, has to work hard to earn my trust. I would like to think that the people I trust would never betray me, but, truthfully, it has happened. However, I know they care about me, and I trust them not to do the same thing again. I know that if it were something that truly mattered, I would not be betrayed. I would never intentionally betray anyone I love, but I know I could do something that may be perceived as betrayal. I think jealously and mean-spiritedness can cause betrayal, but I think some betrayal is caused by good intentions. Someone could be trying to help someone they care about and that person could see it as betrayal.

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  25. When it comes down to trusting my friends, family members, and teachers I trust them all, therefore giving me a 10 out of 10 trust standard. I think having trust with people is so important in life today, without it people can fail at things since they didn't believe it the first time. For example, if the teacher announces that there is going to be a test tomorrow, the logical person would believe them since they have trust in the teacher. In society today people cant really not trust anyone! If they did life would be in total mayhem! What if the President didn't trust the citizens of the United States? We would feel cheated out of our vote! The world evolves around trust. I really don't think anyone in my life would go behind my back, and demolish my trust for them except in situations where its best for me. For instance, if my friends disappeared without any explanation I would feel a little hurt....but to only find out that they were planning a surprise birthday party for me I would immediately go back to trusting them! I care so much about my friends, family, and teachers and I really don't think I would ever be able to (even if I wanted to) betray them. In real life or death situations, sometimes I can see why someone betrays someone else. For instance, if the President was hiding that the world was going to end in less then 8 hours, I can see why someone would betray that secret and tell it to the world. Its one thing to betray one person, but 100,000,000+? The world needs people who trust, because without it we really wouldn't be united together. The world runs just like a cars engine-you need all the parts to work in unison for it to work/run smoothly.

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  26. I think I would rate my ability to trust people as a 7. I try to choose friends that I can rely on and that can rely on me. I might have a few friends that I don't put as much trust into because they've done something that I feel I can't fully forgive them for (as much as I should). As William Blake said, "It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." I love and trust my family to be there for me through everything. My parents are trustworthy and my sisters are my best friends. None of them would ever betray me. I trust most of my teachers. If I feel that they don't trust me, I'm usually more hesitant around them. But, as long as they show that they care about getting to know their students, I know I can trust them. Please don't take it as a sign that I don't trust you if I don't open up around you. It just takes time and I will show my personality as I get to know you. I'd like to think that I would never intentionally betray someone. I wouldn't be able to live with that guilt and shame. I would feel the need to automatically make it right. But, nobody is perfect and everyone messes up. So, you never know if that kind of situation will involve you in the future. I think people betray people when they feel angry or hurt. In addition, people may betray you in a moment of misunderstanding.

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  27. If I were to scale from 1-10, to what extent, I trust those around me, the answer most likely be around 6. Its no secret to me that trusting people is harder for me than it is for others such as my family, friends, and teachers, but I can trust them to an extent. To completely trust someone, I would need to know that s/he would never hurt me with words or actions which is practically impossible. Maybe its dumb and I am over cautious, but I have tried my best to learn from others in books, movies, or people in my own life's mistakes, so I don't get hurt. To betray my trust, you would need to do several severe actions in sequence, so a bad day wouldn't shake my trust in you since I trust truly and deeply. The people I choose to trust would very rarely betray me, and if they did it would end one of these three ways: We stop being friends and the later in life become friends again, stop being friends all together, or have a good long talk, figure out what the problem was, and fix it! Betraying one of my friends is never something I would do intentionally, and I hope I would try and fix it if that was the case. A situation that would end in someone betraying one of their friends could be done rashly and regretted later, under an extreme circumstance, after the betrayed would betray the used to be friend, the betrayer, or many other examples.

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  28. Before I read all the other posts, I thought I was the only one with trust issues, but I guess not! Is that an issue in our generation specifically or a worldwide thing?

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  29. Overall, I am a trusting person no matter what. I would give my trust in friends about a six because I trust them to respect me and help me when I need it. Nevertheless, I do not trust them as much as I would my family with personal issues and private things. I would give my family a ten because I can go to them for anything and I know that they will always back me up. I would give my teachers a seven. Like Rebekah said, “I think this trust is built over time and also required.” Since all the teachers are new to me, I think that I can trust them to be fair in grading and helping me out when I need it.
    I do not think that my close friends would betray me, but the friends that I am not that close would go behind my back because we are not that good of friends. I do not think that my family would ever betray me. They love me and I love them. I do not think that my teachers would betray me either.
    I could never betray my friends, even my not-so-close friends, my family or my teachers. But, Jordan made a good point, “Pressure and greed can make people betray others.” This is also the main topic that would make people betray others. It can break down into smaller topics, such as, kids wanting to fit in with other kids, a student did not study and there for feels the need to cheat, and or friends lying to you in order to get out of doing something with you, or to keep something from you.

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  30. Trust is a very important trait to have. I try to be really trustworthy myself. But sadly, if you asked me if I completely and whole heartedly trust my friends, I would have to say no. I'm only 14 and I haven't had that much experience yet. From what I have learned, trust is a hard thing to come by. Especially in friends. I think that right now, the temptation of adding on and commenting about others' gossip is too big for some people to resist. My family is probably the closest I'll get to completely trusting someone. Of course I have my doubts every now and then, but when you look back at all the times you were in trouble or you needed help, I can't deny the fact that I've trusted my parents with so much, and I've trusted their judgement. I'm pretty sure that's what has gotten me out of some pretty rough situations. Teachers are kind of like having a bipolar disorder. You can think you completely know and understand what they want from you, and how you should act, and next thing you know the game has changed up and you're struggling to re-adapt. As far as trusting them goes, I do trust my teachers to an extent. I trust them with my work, and my education. But it takes a truly remarkable teacher to trust them with your personal life. I think it's HUGELY important to feel like you have someone older at school that you know you can go to for anything, but it's not easy to find them. As negative and critical this may sound, I know they can betray you. In my opinion, friends can be the absolute worst. The tricky thing is they can sit there while you trust them with secrets, gossip, and maybe some personal stuff and that won't even phase some people. I've had so many people who have been amazing to my face, and have trashed me so bad behind my back. And as far as betraying them, I am definitely not perfect. I've been on both sides, I could be the one being deceived, and I can be deceiving. Either way, I know how it feels, and how trust can leave a huge gaping hole where friendship, love, and open conversations used to be. The hardest part by far is exposing your wounds time and time again. Because trust is not something that breaks itself, you need to have someone to trust, someone to confide in. It's the people that break it.

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  31. So, I would probably rate my trust as a 6, maybe a 7.

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  32. All in all, I do mostly trust my friends, family, and teachers. I completely trust my family because they know me best. Also, I have been around them the longest. They always give me advice and it's always the right advice. I mostly trust my friends but sometimes it is good to be skeptical. It is easy to turn on a friend so we all have to be careful. I always trust my teachers... why not? They are here to help you learn. They applied to be a teacher because they find it fun, interesting, and exciting to be able to teach kids new things. So, I would probably rate a 9, because between family and teachers, they would be 10's but I trust my friends at about a 7. It is very easy for a friend to betray a friend, especially when asked by another friend.. confusing, right? Well sometimes your friends who you thing are trustworthy may think that another friend they have is more important than you. This way, they will do whatever that 'other friend' wants. Being manipulated as a friend is very difficult to withstand because sometimes it is hard to choose between right and wrong. So, I think that all friends should still be on guard between each other. There will always be something going around and it is key to trust your friends but at the same time don't be gullible. I would definitely not want to betray a friend but everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes it is easy to get pushed around and sometimes there is just something that your holding against a friend. I don't want to betray any of my friends and cause a problem but I know that I make mistakes and I'm not perfect so it is definitely possible for me to betray someone.

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  33. On a scale of 1-10 I would say the extent I trust those around me would be a 9. I trust my friends, family and teachers with anything and everything and believe that they will always be there for me and that they will never hurt me. I love all my friends, family and teachers and I would hope that by the way I treat them they will treat me the same way. All of the people around me are good, kind, honest people that I would trust with anything! My friends, family and teachers would never betray me. If I am upholding my part of the relationship there should be no reason for them to betray me or hurt me behind my back. I would never betray my friends and family. I always want to be the best friend and family member I can be to all those around me. I want to be an example of truth and right for all of my peers and I want to keep the close relationships that I have with all of my friends and family. Without trust you couldn't have the care free relationships we have today and the world would be utter chaos! We trust that our friends and family will always be backing us up and supporting us and helping us through hard times and trials. In turn we need to do our best to be there for our friends, family, and teachers and stand beside them when they need us. Things that make people betray each other are lies, back stabbing, jealousy and many other things that a good friend would never do. I hope that we are all treating our friends, family and teachers the way they deserve to be treated. I am so thankful for the trust that I have in my family, friends and teachers because they help me with everything and I feel very comfortable and calm around them. Trust is a very important quality in a friend, family member and teacher and I respect those that are truthful and honest to everyone around them. I really liked the quote that ElizabethE ended her blog with, "Trust is like a vase... once it is broken, though it can be fixed the vase will never be the same again."
    -Anonymous

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  34. In general, my trust in others completely varies on what I am trusting them to do. On simple tasks, I can usually almost totally trust people, however on more complex things I begin to get a little bit wary. So in general I probably trust others about a 7. I completely trust my family, however not all my friends. A few friends I can really trust, but others may not be quite trustworthy enough for me. I do trust most of my teachers though. I do not think any of these people would ever betray me. Even though some of my friends may not be as trustworthy, I know for a fact they would never betray me. I would never knowingly betray any of these people. The only time I might betray family, friends, or teachers, is if subconsciously betrayed them. People betray their family and friends because of greed and types of pressure can result in betrayal. When someone sees something like their friends wallet lying on the table, their impulse to grab it may get the better of them and cause a betrayal.

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  35. Overall I probably trust a little too much. I rush into trust and then I end up being betrayed. If I were to rate my friends I would give them a 7.5. I trust my absolute best friends with alot but we are teenagers so it is hard to stay away from the gossip and rumors. Most people would say that they trust their family a lot more than their friends but I am not like that. My family isn't very close so on a scale I would probably give them a 7. We don't fight or get mad at eachother we just aren't that close but they would never betray me. Then with teachers I feel like I can trust them the least. I would probably rate my trust towards them as a 4.5 because I just feel like I am just another student and if I tell them something they will just go home and tell their families, or judge me. However this year I think it might be different my teachers are actually making personal connections to us and trying to help us succeed.
    Ithink that yes I could betray them. Even though you may love or respect a person it is still very easy to betray someone. For example with friends if you let just one simple secret out it can turn into something huge and you have lost your trust from that friend. Families are alot different. You expect your family to trust you and for you to trust them. I don't think I could ever betray my family because a trust that strong is not worth loosing. Lastly with teachers I think it is a lot easier to break their trust. If you don't follow their rules, or respect them or what they have to say thier trust in you will be gone.
    Trust is a very valuable thing and to be breaking someones trust is like breaking a bond.

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  36. Even though scales are a hard way to go about something as define the amount of trust one might have in something or someone else, I would probably have to rank myself a 7. Of all of the people in the world, I most trust my sister because, even though, yes, we do fight sometimes, I can really rely on her to do whatever I might ask of her. I believe that, when it comes to friends, it really just depends on the specific person I'm talking about. Some friends I trust more than others, but, on the contrary, some friends I wouldn't trust my life with. That doesn't make them a bad friend, it just means that some things should not be left in their hands. I trust a lot of people in my life like family, teachers, friends, and even coaches. Although, I can almost always trust a teacher, family is a different issue. My mom has problem getting me to where I need to go on time, so it's hard to trust her with my schedule. My dad, on the other hand, is just so sensitive, which makes it real challenge trying to trust that when I tell him things that he won't freak out. I don' think it's even possible to be able to completely trust someone fully. You may be very trusting in a person, but there is always that little chance, that they could betray you. I mean what if you tell a close friend a secret, hoping that they would keep it that way, but then they go and spread that secret to the entire school. Pertaining entire trust in someone is really hard to do. I would never betray someone, but that doesn't mean that someone should put full trust into me either. Sometimes, I don't even trust myself with making the right decisions, so I have other people make my decisions for me. Trust is a short little word that summarizes an huge aspect of life.

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  37. Trust is a big word especially for teenage girls. When people ask me if I am 100% whole hearted trustworthy I could not agree with them. I am a human being I am not perfect I gossip about people and I betray people but that's just because I am human. I think the hardest people to trust are your friends. They are such a big part of your life that sometimes they don't know how much you count on them. Trust in family is a BIG thing because if you lose trust in someone in your family everythicrumbles ones crumbling down. Particularly at our age now we don't trust our parents as much as we should. Because they were once our age too. I'm not really sure how you can betray a teacher other than by cheating but I think that having trust from a teacher is a big confidence booster. If you have a teacher that just knocks you down everyday how will you ever have the courage to climb back up. But if you have a supportive trustworthy teacher it gives me a motivation to do better and achieve what my teacher thinks I can do. All in all think it's really easy for me to gain trust in the wrong person but gain trust in the wrong person. I give myself a six.

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  38. My general trust of people is a 7.
    I trust my closest friends very, very much, but there are only two or three I would place in that category. I would tell them anything. As for other friends, I may tell them some things, but I wouldn’t tell them anything. I would trust them with things that don’t matter quite so much. I trust my family one hundred percent. We are very close and I know I can tell them anything. I trust my teachers for the most part, or at least I trust that they will do the best that they can to try to teach me. It won’t necessarily be perfect for me, but I trust that they are giving their all, as I am.

    I do not think my best friends or family would ever betray me, unless their “betrayal” was to help me in some way. But when you do something with the intent of helping someone, I don’t consider it betrayal. Teachers may give bad grades in an attempt to teach you something, but I do not really consider that a betrayal either.

    The same goes for me. The only time I would ever “betray” those closest to me if it would be the best thing to do for them. If it were something that wasn’t harming anyone, I would never betray them.

    Betrayals can happen for different reasons. Maybe someone was trying to keep another person safe. Maybe they thought the information was something that could benefit them, so they chose to advance themselves rather than be loyal. Maybe they thought having “juicy gossip” to spread would make them more popular. Possibly the information they shared involved something they thought was wrong, and they wanted to expose it. Misunderstandings, miscommunications, or high-stress situations can cause accidental betrayal. There are many situations where betrayal can happen, whether it’s right or wrong.

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  39. How trusting are you? I wish there was a one size fits all answer to the question. However, important issues never are simple. There are many different levels of trust; I’ll start with the people closest to me. I completely trust my family. I realize those who know us best are those who can hurt us the most. I have brothers and yes, they know how to push my buttons. In the overall scheme of life though, I can trust family to be there when it counts. My brothers may tease me, but they wouldn’t spread lies or betray me. I know my family will support me through thick and thin. They celebrate my accomplishments and cheer me on through trials. I give my family a ten on the trust scale. My experience has been teachers are trustworthy. I’ve seen first hand how teachers go out of their way for students. That being said, I could see how they would be put in a position to betray a student. What if a teacher suspected a student of having a drug problem or the teacher was concerned about a students’ health? If the teachers reported the problem would it be considered betrayal or doing the right thing? Well, perhaps some people would believe they are being betrayed. Certainly, there are some circumstances, which would warrant betrayal. Therefore, I would say teachers are trustworthy but may be rated a nine as they are put under duress in some situations. Some people give strangers the benefit of the doubt. As in, I’ll respect you until they do something to betray that trust. I’m not one of those people. I tend to be cautious with strangers. My motto is a person has to earn my trust. Overall, I would say I would rate my trust in strangers to be 4 out of 10. The likelihood of betrayal is real. I think that it comes down to core values, impulse control, maturity, and the possibility of extenuating circumstances. Trust is pertinent to our daily lives and should never be overrated.

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  40. Am I a trusting person? On a scale from one to ten I would rate my trust and trustworthiness an eight. The people who surround you every day are the ones that you need to be sure that you can trust. I need to be able to know who I can and cannot trust especially when it comes down to my friends. I trust my friends, the people I actually call my friends, not the kids who come up every once in a while. I am able to trust my friends with small things like money, my belongings, and maybe even my phone. However, I cannot completely trust all of my friends with the greatest thing, my life. I have three friends that I trust with my life. These people are called true friends.
    I also trust my family. I completely trust my blood related family with anything, even my life. A grey area of trust is with my teachers. I understand that during the school year I am around these adults more than my parents sometimes. So, there should develop a trust between the teacher and I. I trust my teachers with certain things such as decisions pertaining to my knowledge and all things academic but when it comes down to my life, I do not envision a trust that strong. In my heart, I would like to believe that friends would never betray me or do anything to hurt me, but unfortunately, this has happened. I believe that this could happen because it has happened before. It mostly happens when I share information with them confidentially and they end up sharing it with their friends. I cannot and will not ever betray a friend. I know what it feels like and have gone through it. I would never put another human in that position. The most common situation in which someone is betrayed is when information is know in secret and is shared with those who aren’t wanted to be informed by the source.

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  41. Overall, I think I am a very trusting person. Most people that I meet, I trust. Thats a weird mind set for someone to have, but it is true. Of course I trust my family over my teachers or friends, but I just couldn't rate it from one to ten. Unless someone does something that makes me doubtful, I am trusting to them. On the topic of betrayal, I think it encompasses trust very much. Although I think betrayal is one of the most horrible things you could do to someone, there are some occasions that I or anyone else would betray. If trust is involved, that is the only way, I trust my family over a guy I met yesterday! OF course I would betray him in a heartbeat over betraying my family. It's definitely a matter of trust.

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  42. Trust is a valuable thing, it can really make or break a friendship in my eyes. If I had to rate how much I trust the people around me on a scale of 1-10, I think I would give it an 8. I'm very confident that I could talk to one of my friends, family, or teachers about anything and know that they wouldn't go around telling other people.

    Do you completely trust your friends? Your family? Your teachers?- I do completely trust my friends, family, and teachers. I know they will always be there for me and that is a great feeling. They will always be someone I can talk to if I am going through a bad situation in my life.

    Do you think they would ever betray you? If so, why and how?- I honestly can only see myself getting betrayed by a lousy friend. Someone who wants to be one of the "cool kids" and would rather gain popularity than a better friendship.

    Could you ever betray them?- I really don't think I could betray a friend, family member, or teacher. I know how it feels to be betrayed and it's absolutely awful. You've trusted them with something hard to trust people with and they just act as if they don't care about your feelings at all. Its horrible and for that reason I will never betray a friend or someone close to me (unless it's for their own good, like if they are having suicidal thoughts)

    What types of situations make people betray others?- I think they main situation that makes people betray others is when they are around other people and trying to make themselves look better by getting the other people to laugh or be interested by what they are saying. This also could happen if someone is trying to impress someone else (like a girl they like) and they accidentally let the persons secret slip loose.

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  43. I would rate myself about a four. There are a few people that I trust with everything but most of the time I am very guarded. The people I trust the most are my friends and my sister. It takes a long time for me to trust someone but once I do it is very hard to lose that trust. Many people have betrayed my trust in the past so I am not very trusting. I do not believe that the people around me would betray that trust because I know that these people would not want to hurt me. I think it is easy to betray trust but I try my best to always stay trustworthy aand to be a good friend and sister and student. I think in situations when people are gossiping it is very easy to betray trust so to not to that it is important to think before you speak because you don't want to hurt anyone.

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  44. Like many of the people who have already responded it is hard for me to trust people, especially people my age. As for myself, I am somewhat trustworthy but I'm not great. I would be at a 6, 7 at the highest. I trust my friends and I trust my parents and teachers a lot. It seems like adults are a lot more trustworthy than teenagers. It's possible that my friends could betray me but that doesn't mean they are backstabbers or something like that. It's very easy to persuade people into doing something they don't want to do and that doesn't go without saying that I could be persuaded to betray my friends. I mean, we are all humans and humans make mistakes. You could bribe someone with money or some other kind of item into telling you something and it doesn't take that much. I loved Elizabeth's reference to Lord of the Flies above because it makes so much sense to the topic. To sum it up, in the beginning everyone trusts each other but because of fear and fake promises the kids began to turn against each other in a very short time. As I said before humans are humans and us humans make mistakes.

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  45. I can have a lot trust for people, but once the trust is gone, it’s hard to get it back. I don’t completely trust my family because they can’t keep secrets. What I tell my family doesn’t always tend to stay in their mind. Most of my friends I can trust. If I tell them something, they keep it a secret (but not always). My teachers I don’t always trust because they tend to gossip to other teachers and even if they are just talking about the problem and not who it was, I still rather have only the teacher know. Overall I say I can trust half way, which is about a 5. I would never betray anyone, no matter how much I like or dislike them. Having the trust of everyone I know is very important to me. Betrayal happens when someone is in a stressful situation. If someone were to put someone else in a sticky situation, betrayal can happen easily.

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  46. Am I a trusting person? No, I am not. Everybody says I am cynical, but I think I am realistic. I think deep down in everyone, there is a desire to talk about other people to make ourselves feel important. The only ones I can really trust are my parents and grandparents. I feel like I can tell them anything and feel comfortable knowing that they are carrying all my secrets with them and will never share them. I know that they will not judge me on the secrets I may be holding and that they will always forgive any mistakes I have made. Friends are a different story. Unlike your family, friends can go and make your life miserable by just one slip of the tongue. Even teachers who are here to teach us, although I trust them to teach my what I need to know, I am always worried about them picking favorites amongst their students. I actually used to trust all my teachers one hundred percent, until I had one teacher at my middle school who despised me and had no problem telling me to my face, while all my friends thought he was a god. I do believe that anyone who carries the weight of a secret has the ability to spill it and betray somebody’s trust. But whether or not a person will lies in the content of their character, therefore being able to identify a person’s character is a critical skill to making lasting friendships. I know that I would never betray someone’s trust unless it was necessary, like in a dangerous situation. Even if my that person has betrayed me before, I would feel to guilty. I think that in some cases, people betray someone’s trust in a failed attempt to help them. Other times, people may betray you to gain something for themselves or to take something away from you. So when people ask me if I am a trusting person, I would most likely say no.

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  47. Am I a trusting person? No I most certainly am not. On a scale from one to ten I would say I'm a six on trusting people. I generally do not trust my friends because they like to play jokes and mess around and I don't trust them enough to have them hold money for me or keep a secret. I especially don't trust people who say they're my friend but I only see them once or twice a day. I may not trust my friends but I trust my family with almost anything. Weather its waking me up for school in the morning, letting them borrow money and trusting them that they will pay me back or almost anything else. I also trust my teachers quite a bit because they are adults and they are trust worthy because they know how it feels to trust somebody and that person stab you in the back. As far as betrayal goes I don't think that any of my family members and my close friends will betray me, and I would never betray them because that is wrong if they trust me enough to tell me a secret and I spread it around. I think that things that lead people to betray their friends and family are stuff like a big fight that leads to you and a friend being enemies, pulling a mean prank on a friend or family member and anything that leads you to think differently about that person. Trust is a big deal in my life and a big issue worldwide. I take trusting people very seriously and that's why I am very skeptical about who I trust.

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  48. In this modern world, we have things like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace where people post most of their life on their page for everyone to see, never to be taken down, yet we still have trust issues. My trust rate for the people around me would probably be a 7. There are two people in my life that I completely trust: my best friend and my twin brother. Yes, I trust most of my friends and the rest of my family, but there are some things that are only meant for me to know. They don’t need to know every detail and secret of my life. I’m sure my parents don’t tell me everything because I am “just a kid and I wouldn’t understand”, but they are adults so how could they understand me? It’s not my desire to have all my friends and family involved in my problems. I do trust teachers because they are there to help me succeed and reach my full potential, but I like to keep my classroom life and personal life separate. It is possible that they could betray me, but I believe that if I am confident in my trust towards them and they know that, then I have nothing to worry about. Remember that saying from when you were a kid, “do unto others as you would do to yourself”? Well that quote still reigns true for me. I know that I wouldn’t want to be betrayed by my friends so they would feel exactly the same if I betrayed them. Revenge is probably the main reason why people betray even their closest friends. Sometimes they can feel betrayed by their friend and as a result, they will turn around and do the exact same thing. I trust people, but that doesn’t mean I have to tell them everything.

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  49. For me, trust is knowing that someone is doing the right thing for everyone. I don’t completely 100% trust my friends, but I do completely trust my teachers and family. I don’t completely trust my friends because I have experienced betrayal in past friendships. Even so, I do try to completely trust them until they ruin that trust. I rate myself about a 9. I think to really betray someone, you have to have a really intense feeling of hatred. I know that my friends, family and teachers don’t have that deep of hatred. If they did, I wouldn’t want them in my life. I don’t think that I could ever knowingly betray someone. I try my hardest to do the right thing, but sometimes, actions are perceived in quite the wrong way. I think the only situation that would cause an act of betrayal, is if someone got hurt emotionally or physically.

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  50. Are you a trusting person?
    sean z.

    On a scale of on to ten of my trust of the people that surround me on a day to day basis I would give it a 8. I trust my family very much, but not so much my brothers. Sometimes they lie to me if the dont want me to get mad at them, or if its for my own good. I however trust my parents compleately. I know that they would never lie to me, and I know that they trust me as well. I think I trust my friends a little lower than that though. Sometimes they steal things from me as a joke, but that still makes me trust them less even if it was only meant as a joke. I dont think that I could ever betray one of my friends. If you betray your friends, then you are no a true friend. Friends stick together through it all. Some things that might make people betray others would be things like money and power. And if you take these things over your friends, then they will most likely never trust you again.
    Sean Z.
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  51. Trust is a hard concept especially for teenage girls. I think friends are the the hardest because you tell them stuff you don't even tell your family. So when they lose your trust the outcome is catostrophic. Family you kind of have to trust because they know your entire life. But when you do lose trust in one of your family members the relationship falls down in chain reaction events. I'm not really sure how you can lose trust in a teacher other than cheating. I think that a teacher has a big responsibility, especially ehen they teach highschool. That's when our hormones go crazy and the last thing we want to think about is school. So it's a teachers job to keep us intact. And we trust them with that. All in all I think I trust the wrong people easily and the right people harder. I give myself a 7

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  52. When I consider the value of my trust in teachers, friends, and family, it is really tough to pinpoint an exact number to rate it. I like to believe, and can easily say that I really trust these people, but in the longrun I always end up losing my trust in them. For example, when I ask them to do a task or some deed for me, I can trust them to complete it, however I usually will have to double check to make sure it was really completed thoroughly. This shows how I doubt my trust in them a little bit. I will always trust my family more than friends and teachers, however friends and teachers are still very trustworthy to me. Even though I do not trust them one-hundred percent, I know for a fact that they would never betray me. I will admit however that it is possible for me to betray them. If I thought things through, I would never betray teachers, friends, or family, however acting on impulse without really thinking a situation through could cause me to betray them. If I accidentally did betray them I would feel extremely guilty, knowing that they would never do the same to me. Betraying someone as loyal to me as friends, family and teachers would be a very tough obstacle for me to overcome. People betray eachother over a huge variety of issues, such as jealousy, greed, and even misunderstandings. When I really consider my trust, I would rate myself a 6.

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  53. (Redone Blog)
    Like many of the people who have already responded it is hard for me to trust people, especially people my age. As for myself, I am somewhat trustworthy but I'm not great. I would be at a 6, maybe a 7 at the highest. I almost completely trust my friends, especially my "inner circle" of friends. Your friends are there to support you and you wouldn't trust people who didn't support you. I definitely trust my family, who has been there for me since my childhood. I can tell my parents anything, however I usually don't tell them anything. My teachers are the people who I can trust the most. Teachers are usually friendly and nice and they always support you. My friends could betray me just as easy as I could betray them. Since teenagers could tell your secret(s) to someone it's very hard to believe that they won't betray you. On the other side, if I betrayed my friends I would feel especially guilty (like Colin above). My parents would never betray me and neither would my teachers. Adults are so much easier to trust than teenagers it's kind of shocking. I could betray my friends like I said above. Also relating to what I said earlier, adults are so much easier to trust than teenagers and I am a teenager. If someone could have used peer pressure then I would give in very easily. Bribing people could also make them betray you and peer pressure. Even if there are only two people they could persuade you quite easily. In the end, I trust my friends, family, and teachers a lot but it is easily to make a person stop being trustworthy and I hope to see more of this subject in Macbeth.

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