Does age affect trust?

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Re: Does age affect trust?

Post by Bancroft » 06 Dec 2017, 11:20

According to me, age does not affect trust because trust is not having relation with age. A child can be credible so can be a old one.
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Post by shelidizel » 06 Dec 2017, 11:36

No... looks can be deceiving. Age and trust should not be tied together.
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Post by ladycraic » 06 Dec 2017, 21:21

I never really thought about this question and I'm not quite sure where I stand so I'll just write the first thing that popped in my mind: for me personally, I'd trust a teenager (I am one myself) more than I would an older person, or a young child. I feel like adults can be hardened, and deceitful to a higher degree than an adolescent. Adolescents are at that stage where they use logic and don't fabricate tales like children, yet there is still a bit of innocence about them. Don't know if that made sense...

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Post by juliusotinyo » 06 Dec 2017, 22:56

I agree that age affects trust. Where younger people's accounts are usually not taken so seriously.

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Post by shelidizel » 07 Dec 2017, 05:09

No... rethink this carefully... just because someone is old does not establish trust without knowing the person.
dhomespot wrote:
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I do believe age affects trust. I am more apt to believe an adult as a teenager. Until this post, I have never stopped to ponder on why that is.
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Post by Booklover1606 » 08 Dec 2017, 13:04

I do believe that you are more trusting the younger you are, as you are also more innocent and naive.

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Post by Vivian Paschal » 09 Dec 2017, 06:21

Even in the real word, people tend to disbelief young people's incredible stories. Young people can be very imaginative, so it's difficult to believe them sometimes. Perhaps, age shouldn't be a determinant in trusting people's stories, but it is in reality. Sarah might have been more believable if she was older.
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Post by Stapes » 09 Dec 2017, 13:09

Zohaib imtiaz wrote:
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In my opinion, it could not have made much difference. Her mental age was far a lot superior and mature then the usual teens at that age.
I agree. It really makes a difference if the kids are more mature. I don't know why it is that they are more trusting though.

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Post by Bancroft » 11 Dec 2017, 06:08

Now changed my view about age. You know views about specific thing changes rapidly and mine one changed too
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Post by Afuglsan » 12 Dec 2017, 16:44

I think age does affect trust, at least a little bit. There are always people, no matter what age, that aren't trustworthy. However, to an extent, you need to look at the personality of the person to determine their level of trustworthiness.
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Post by Bancroft » 13 Dec 2017, 00:47

This is the only forum and the question where my views changes abruptly, i think it don't
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Post by Sasha Walker » 13 Dec 2017, 14:18

I think this is a really interesting question. Does someone's age affect the credibility of their story? I think that sometimes children have the ability to be more honest than adults. This hold especially true when children have yet to learn that telling a story a certain way can benefit them. Oftentimes many interesting ideas or important information has been passed over just because it came from the mouth of a child. It is unfortunate that we are predisposed to believe that a child is less credible than an adult. Therefore each story should be judged not by the age of the teller but rather by their character.

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Post by Star88 » 19 Dec 2017, 09:20

Although age does have a role in maturity, mental development also plays a big role. Trust is something that can be formed from a very early age. For others, they can reach the age of 90 and still not be trustworthy.

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 19 Dec 2017, 21:53

I don't mean to generalise but I have seen a lot of examples wherein what a person said was believed to be true because that person was older. In this context, I think that age might have been an important factor.

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Post by Leyla » 20 Dec 2017, 01:46

The older you are, the wiser you are based on knowledge and experience.

But a child who has never had a reason to loose trust, the tends to trust unconditionally

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