Trust issues dating
A baby being raised by adults who respond consistently in trying to meet its needs develops trust by the end of the first year.Erikson asserted that the critical factor at this stage of development was the ratio of trust to mistrust.
Gregory Bateson focused on this important dynamic—the “double bind” — in his book .Higher levels of trust in children are closely related to secure attachment patterns.Toddlers who trust their environment are generally those who have also formed a secure attachment to their parents or caregivers.The betrayal of trust that occurs with child sexual abuse as well as with incidents of severe physical abuse over the long-term can trigger dissociative states in young victims.These events can also set up expectations of future betrayals or lead to certain blind-spots in an individual’s ability to accurately judge the trustworthiness of others.
Many questionnaires are available to measure relational trust, (trust in a relationship partner) as well as global trust (trust in human nature). Each wrote extensively about trust and the key role it plays in children’s ongoing growth and development.