Andy’s Quick Hits (44): Trust is Genetic, Distrust is Learnt

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I’m a pretty trusting person. Just the way I am. I know people will lie and cheat, but I will always give the benefit of the doubt. I am a realistic optimist in that sense.

So this academic paper from a few years back caught my eye particularly in the world of distrust we seemingly live in now. Are we naturally trustworthy or are we naturally distrustful?



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Andy Hab

The brain and human behaviour, in business, society, learning, and health.