Out of the Box Coaching and
Breakthroughs with the Enneagram, Mary R. Bast, Ph.D. 
Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Revised: December 31, 2014
  

   


Trust Inventory: Self-Assessment
Based in part on Jack R. Gibb's Trust: A New View of Personal and Organizational Development 

Effective partners in life and high-performance work teams work cooperatively are guided by shared goals, trust each other, give and receive feedback openly, and take risks/assert themselves with each other.

Below are behaviors that build or lessen trust.

1.  Help my partner/team-mates      

  __  __  __  __  __  

Focus only on my own needs/goals

2.  Seek new ideas/information 

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Act on my own opinions

3.  Listen and play back what I hear

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Focus on my own ideas/views

4.  Try to be above-board, direct

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Tend to be indirect, non-disclosing   

5.  Tell the truth

  __  __  __  __  __  

Partial truths/what I think others want to hear

6.  Say what I'm thinking/feeling

  __  __  __  __  __     

Send mixed signals

7.  Accentuate the positive

  __  __  __  __  __  

Stress the negative

8.  Remain calm under stress

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Explode or otherwise overreact

9.  Honor my agreements

  __  __  __  __  __   

Behave opportunistically

10. See people as individuals

  __  __  __  __  __  

Categorize/stereotype people

11. Show friendliness, compassion

  __  __  __  __  __  

Remain distant, aloof

12. Give specific, accurate feedback

  __  __  __  __  __  

Give evaluative feedback

13. Encourage/empower others

  __  __  __  __  __  

Insult, ridicule, diminish others