Does age affect trust?

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Hmmm... I think actions affect trust, not age. In Sarah's case, I think her story is such that I would be skeptical regardless of the person's age.

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Sara was always capable of fast learning and her age not important to trust her, confidence is something that you earn. For some people maybe will be difficult to trust in a younger stubborn person.

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KLafser wrote:
19 Mar 2018, 10:42
Hmmm... I think actions affect trust, not age. In Sarah's case, I think her story is such that I would be skeptical regardless of the person's age.
I agree. Someone can be old and be completely untrustworthy, while others can be young but have done things to show others that they are worthy of being trusted.

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07 Oct 2017, 15:17
I don't think so. I think no matter what age you are if you can you can be trusted. I for the most part was a very trusted and always have been. In Sarah's case with her background I can see why she was hard to trust.
I don't think it's wise to put too much stock in a person's age to assess their level of trustworthiness, but rather by their behavior. "By their fruits shall ye know them."

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Yes since age increase as wisdom then trust also become more serious and firm

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True but a child's direct honesty.and innocence might well offset age and wisdom, for with age also comes ability to deceive trick.and confuse. So perhaps it might be easier to trust a child knowing the child is direct honest and not skilled in disguising motive or intent...

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I believe those of an older age are able to form lies better; however, the imagination of younger people could also account for unbelievability.
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In my opinion, it could have changed how the rest viewed her story and perhaps they would have believed her. However, her story would sound difficult for anyone to believe too despite the age.
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Charlie Sheldon wrote:
29 Nov 2018, 16:42
True but a child's direct honesty.and innocence might well offset age and wisdom, for with age also comes ability to deceive trick.and confuse. So perhaps it might be easier to trust a child knowing the child is direct honest and not skilled in disguising motive or intent...
Wow. This is a new perspective that is quite true, yet we can easily overlook it. However, I believe that this depends on the age of the child. A younger child will have a higher possibility of being believed if this will apply.
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Age has nothing to do with this. Infact she portrayed a more mature character.

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Maybe or Maybe not because if we want to believe something we just believe it without any reasons and if we don’t nothing can make us believe that thing except our own experiences. So it really don’t matter.

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Age affects trust but the more you get to realize the abilities of the other person, trust will subdue the age factor. Age is confounding factor for trust really

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BoyLazy wrote:
07 Oct 2017, 05:01
Salsabila wrote:Sarah's young age might lead a person to believe that she is in her own personal fairy tale. Had Sarah been older would her story have been more believable? :?:
I believe young people should be trusted more.
Yes I also agree that youngsters need more trust so that they may confidently share their thoughts.

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