Why Some People Find It Difficult to Trust Others

Why do you find it so difficult to trust others? Why do you find it amusing when a child is honest and trusting? You were once like that child, completely trusting and honest with those around you. What has transpired from childhood to adulthood that now makes trusting others so difficult?

I have spoken with many people who have said they know they need to start trusting others, but they don’t know if they can. When I ask why, the typical answer is usually, “I am afraid others would judge me or not like me if they get to know the real me.” There is also the fear of letting others know that they are struggling.

Why do we find it difficult to trust others with who we are?