The following notes on trust are taken from Brene Brown's book
Braving the Wilderness.
Seven Elements of Trust - BRAVING
B = boundaries
Others respect our boundaries & if they don’t know what’s ok & what’s not ok,
they should ask, & we should be willing to say no
R = Reliability
We do what we say we’ll do, which means knowing our competencies & limitations
so we don’t overpromise & then find ourselves unable to deliver
A = Accountability
We own our mistakes, apologize for them & seek to make amends
V = Vault
We don’t share what is not ours to share. We keep confidences.
I = Integrity
We choose courage over comfort, right over what is fun, fast or easy.
We practice what we believe & not just say what we believe.
N = Nonjudgemental
We ask for what we need and listen when others ask for what they need w/o judgement.
G = Generosity
We extend the most generous interpretation possible to the intentions, words & actions of others.
Applying these seven elements to Self-Trust
Did I respect my boundaries? Was I clear w/ my boundaries?
Did I do what I said I would?
Did I hold myself accountable?
Did I share appropriately?
Did I act w/ integrity?
Did I ask for what I needed? Did I refrain from judging myself & others?
Was I generous toward myself, giving myself the benefit of the doubt?