Does age affect trust?

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Re: Does age affect trust?

Post by KLafser » 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.

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Post by onixpam » 23 Mar 2018, 12:33

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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Post by BriennaiJ » 29 Mar 2018, 19:31

KLafser wrote:
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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.
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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Post by Cash-Centered Creep » 28 Nov 2018, 08:01

ebethina wrote:
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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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Post by Kambosia14938 » 28 Nov 2018, 17:25

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

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Post by Charlie Sheldon » 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...

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Post by JuliaKay » 27 Jan 2019, 13:04

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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Post by Kibetious » 01 Feb 2019, 07:41

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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Post by Kibetious » 01 Feb 2019, 07:43

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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