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Self-Assessment 7.4: Propensity to Trust Scale
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Self-Assessment 7.4: Propensity to Trust Scale

The source of this scale is: Steven L. McShane. Some items are derived from existing scales.

Some people have a tendency to trust others, even if they never met them before, whereas others take a long time to develop a comfortable level of trust. This Propensity to Trust Scale estimates your general willingness to trust other people.
Read each statement in this self-assessment and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with that statement. This instrument has 8 statements.

Most people can be counted on to do what they say they will do.
I tend to trust people, even those whom I have just met for the first time.
Unless you remain alert, someone will soon take advantage of you.
Most people would tell a lie if they could gain by it.
My typical approach is to be cautious with people until they have demonstrated their trustworthiness.
I usually give acquaintances the benefit of the doubt if they do something that seems selfish.
Most people pretend to be more honest than they really are.
I believe that most people are generally trustworthy.

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