You don’t think of trust as an equation or something you can be taught. Trustworthiness is a personal trait, your nature, your way of being. It doesn’t come from a math class.
The truth is trust can be taught, and your level of trustworthiness can be determined using the Trust Equation, according to Andrea Howe, co-author of The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook.
“I don’t believe being trustworthy is a function of your personality,” said Howe in a recent interview. “I don’t think it’s something that you’re born with or not. Being trustworthy is a function of two simple things. I boil it down to awareness and practice. That’s it!”