You believe that trust is the driving characteristic behind everything you stand for. You’ll go to great limits to prove you are trustworthy. You will look to do things correctly simply because that’s what a trusted person would do. Many people with your WHY enjoy numbers because numbers don’t lie. You have a very noble WHY, and you work hard to be the one people can count on.
Trust means everything to you; you believe that when relationships are based on trust, the sky is the limit. You will go to great lengths to demonstrate that you are trustworthy, and do things such as becoming an expert in a given area so that you can establish that you can be trusted.
You look to do things correctly because that is what a trusted person would do. People with your WHY often enjoy numbers because numbers don’t lie. If someone breaks your trust it feels like a knife in the gut, and you find it almost impossible to have a relationship with them after this loss of trust. Although you tend to have fewer friends, you build loyal and lasting relationships with those people you can trust.
The biggest challenge with your WHY is that trust is so extremely important to you that you will often go above and beyond to prove that you are trustworthy. You will stay late, work over-time, and go beyond what is expected to prove your trustworthiness. You may also be overly generous with either time or resources in an effort to build trust. Unfortunately, this extra effort often yields mediocre results because others do not see the world through the filter of your WHY. It’s simply not that important to them to establish this kind of trust; therefore, they may view you as a generous person, but the extra effort you’re putting forth may not accomplish your actual objective of building more trust.
To you, contributing equals success. Therefore, the idea of saying “No” falls on deaf ears, or worse yet, it makes you feel guilty. You may often find yourself giving or contributing in so many areas that you feel overwhelmed and are unable to get to the things you want to accomplish for yourself.
Given that trust is so important to you, you’ll need to communicate that need clearly to all of those with whom you associate—friends, family members, and business colleagues alike. It is a matter of literally stating: “I feel successful when I am able to create relationships that are based upon trust. I need you to know that trust is very important to me. I am a person who can be counted on to do what I say I’m going to do. Can I also count on you?”
Based on the fact that trust is so important to you, you will quickly identify those who resonate with this, and more importantly, those who don’t. Armed with this information, you can make a fully informed decision as to who you choose to associate with.
If your WHY is Trust, you are wonderful to be in a relationship with when the rules are set and you and your partner have both agreed to them. Being direct and out in the open is important to you. You want the truth, even if it hurts. You highly value honesty.
If you can trust your partner and they can trust you, there is nothing you can’t do together. But if they break your trust – even if it is “just” a little white lie – it devastatingly affects you. You’ll find it is hard, if not impossible, to recover. It is critical for you is to make sure that you let the people in your life know how much you value truth, and how important your ability to trust them is to you. You must verbalize it, or you will get let down for sure. When lines of communication and trust are open – your relationships are amazing!
You are wonderful to have on the team because you often become the go-to expert. Your team learns that they can count on you to be accurate.
You will go to great lengths to know what you are talking about before you contribute to a discussion or attempt to report facts, as you want others to know they can trust you to be accurate. You are someone that will show up on time, do what you say you will do, and always complete tasks. You will stay late, put in the extra time, or do the extra research in order to meet or exceed expectations.
You are a valued member of any team, and you are a much needed part of any exceptional team.
You make wonderful parents. Your kids quickly learn that they can count on you to be there for them, no matter how busy you are or what else is going on in your life. You always show up!
It is very important to you that your children know that they can trust you, but that doesn’t mean that you will go easy on them if they aren’t doing their part. You also hold them to standards that were agreed on, and you expect them to tell you the truth, no matter what. If they tell you the truth – you can work with it. If they lie to you – it won’t be good.
You desire to have exact answers that people can count on, and you don’t want to tell people things you are not sure about. You need to find a career where this is valued and respected: Doctor, Engineer, Pharmacist, Dentist, Professor, Statistician, Speaker, or Author would all be good choices.
Trust people want to be a trusted source for those around them, and you value being proven right and always knowing what you are talking about. You will study extra, stay late, put in extra time, do what is necessary and do what you say you will do; interestingly, however, many times the extra time and effort you give isn’t noticed.
What you’ll want to avoid is a career choice in which you and the people you work with (or for) can’t count on outcomes or information. For example, a stock broker may not be a good choice because you can’t guarantee a clients results with an investment. You can do all your homework and think something will bring a good result, but you can’t ever guarantee it. If it doesn’t turn out right, you will be devastated.
The more you get to learn about yourself-the more you get to learn about others.
But just as important is your HOW and your WHAT. Knowing your WHY is the first step. Clarity, certainty, and direction come when you know all three. By knowing your Personal WHY.os you are able to get clear, stand out and MOVE FORWARD FASTER!
There are 9 perspectives people view the world from. Your perspective is through the driving force in you to build Trust with those around you at all cause. Believe it or not, not everyone views the world from the same perspective – there are actually 8 other WHYs!
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