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date: 16 January 2022

p. 110Conclusion The importance of being trustworthylocked

p. 110Conclusion The importance of being trustworthylocked

  • Katherine Hawley

Abstract

What is more important: trust or trustworthiness? Is trustworthiness valuable for its own sake, or only when it attracts the trust of others? The practice of living up to our commitments, being considerate about what we take on and then following through, is a form of trustworthiness that has inherent value. This also goes for living up to our commitments in what we say, being thoughtful about what we choose to discuss, being honest, and not representing ourselves as more knowledgeable than we are. This sort of trustworthiness attracts further trust. The importance of being trustworthy is central to many areas of life.

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