Violating trust creates counterfeit relatability.

Attempting to form bonds by sharing information that is not one’s to share may temporary alleviate feeling disconnected, but showing a lack of trustworthiness only further serves to disconnect over time.rB1 This is a key response to lack of psychological safety, alongside the related act of conspiracy theorizing.

  1. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts (New York: Random House, 2018). (See notes.)