Trust Of Friends — John's Trust Network

Precise Efficient Communication is an Absolute Necessity.
(See glishone for a little about Glish and Johnglish.)


I am John.

I trust conservatively.

By saying 'I trust conservatively',
I mean that I only trust when I need to.

Each time a mistake happens with trust,
I must partially reset my trust network.

My trust network is a logical structure,
and says how trust relationships are related.

The role of trusted friend is critical,
and only a few friends are trusted.

If I am seriously panicking,
I need a trusted friend.

Nothing but a trusted friend will help,
and I will avoid anything else offered.

If necessary I will form temporary trust,
like I did with those police officers.

I do this by playing trust games,
much like Alan Turing's original Turing Test.

These trust games allow me to learn,
using careful observation
and nervous feedback,
how much I can trust an individual.

With a trusted friend this is short,
and happens when we greet each other.
With other individuals this is more involved.

Anybody who is not a trusted friend,
no matter how seemingly intelligent,
is guaranteed to fail some trust tests.
That is not a problem,
as it is fully expected.

How strangers pass and fail my tests,
what they do and do not do,
in reponse to my behaviour,
and effectively in response to unnanounced tests,
determines the character of the trust relationship.

If the stranger's behaviour contradicts this trust,
then trust is essentially broken.

once essentially broken,
will not function until it is re-established.

Trust is fragile,
and is intentionally that way.
By being this way I will know,
and know reliably,
ahead of time,
if I have misplaced trust.
This allows me time to adapt and change,
and to avoid bad consequences.

That is how my trust network works.

Doctor John Allsup from Exeter