When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt, according to a new study. In the study, researchers identify a trait predictor of trustworthy intentions and behavior.
They also provide practical advice for deciding in whom we should place our trust. Among the study’s key findings: a person’s tendency to anticipate feeling guilty, which the researchers call “guilt-proneness,” is the strongest predictor of how trustworthy that person is — more so than a variety of other personality traits (extraversion, openness, agreeableness, neuroticism, and conscientiousness).
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True enough – the greater the anticipation of guilt the more trustworthy a person will be. Those who love Jesus do not desire to offend Him in any manner. Thus, they tell the Truth.
The more Jesus told the truth the more they wanted to crucify Him.
In the same way the more Jesus molds you to His character the greater number will be who call you a liar.
The way to spot a man, or woman of Truth is to look at who they work for. If they work for themselves they are liars.
The man, again, or woman, who speaks their words is a liar. The man, and yes again, or woman that speaks by the new creation of God the more they are a person of Truth.
He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. (John 7:18)
The reason most religious folk are easily spotted as liars is that they work for themselves.
The tricky part for those truly seeking God is getting past the slander because such religious individuals inherently bad-mouth a righteous person. Why, you ask? Because they are convicted they are indeed, liars and their Christianity is false.
Per the example below: The more Jesus revealed them as liars the greater their slander.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?” (John 8:44-48)
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