What are the mental, emotional, and practical signs that a person has trouble trusting others?
1. You Spy On People (Because You Don’t Believe Them)
If you’ve been lied to a whole lot by many different people, chances are you don’t have a lot of faith in what people tell you.
If you’re getting to know someone new and they tell you some details about their life, your response might be to do a bit of digging to find out if they’re telling the truth.
Perhaps you check their LinkedIn profile to verify their work/education history, or go through their photos on social media, searching for signs of deceit.
That’s considered pretty normal in this era of online weirdness when it comes to taking care of your own well-being.
When things get weird is when you’ve been dating someone for a while, but still feel the need to check up on them regularly.
If they say that they’re out with friends, you’ll text their friends to see if that’s actually true.
You may even ask for photographic evidence that they are where they say they are, doing what they say they’re doing.