Can You Trust the People Around You


Chances are you will come into contact with all kinds of people over your lifetime.

That said learning how to trust the bulk of people you meet may be a tough task for you over time.

While many individuals will have no ill will towards you, how do you know others will not?

By being able to get to know people and earn their trust and vice-versa, it takes time and effort.

So, can you trust the people around you?

Will You Do Some Investigating?

Given you have things such as work and family to occupy your day, you will not have a lot of time to look into people. That said some searches may be worth your time.

As an example, what if you are thinking about getting a roommate or adding a business partner. At what point would you feel comfortable moving ahead with such decisions?

By taking the time to go on the web and do a background check online, you move closer to finding out what you need to know.

When you have a person’s full name, you can enter it into a background search website. Once there, you could learn any of the following items about the individual:

  • Criminal background
  • Financial background
  • Where they reside and have lived in the past
  • Any immediate relatives

The more you know about someone, the better position you are in to see if they should be in your life or not.

If you turn up any negative info on one either now in your life or you were thinking of adding, do not rush to judgment. It is important to remember that things happen for a reason. As such, giving someone the benefit of the doubt is not the worst thing in the world.

Looking for Red Flags

In your efforts to trust those around you, it is wise to be on the lookout for any notable red flags.

For example, someone you recently met has been acting strange as of late. Maybe something is going on in their life they choose not to share with you. Then again, maybe they are trying to hide something from you.

Depending on the degree of concern you have when you see a red flag or two, you may decide to act on it.

So, if you began dating someone, what signs would you look for that tells you to slow things down? Remember, the last thing you want or need to do is be getting into a dangerous relationship.

Some signs of concern would include:

  • Continually withholding information from you
  • Not returning many of your messages
  • Being hard to track down at certain times of the day
  • Not sharing much or any of their history

Although you want to trust the person, they may give you one or more reasons not to. In such cases, it is up to you to decide how best to proceed moving ahead.

When left wondering if you can trust some people, a little background check may be an option.

So, are you going to become your own detective?