Guilt-prone people are more trustworthy, research says

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Whom should you trust? Research offers some insights

People who are prone to guilty feelings are likely to be more trustworthy, research has found.
The researchers define guilt-proneness as the anticipation of guilt over wrongdoing, pointing out that this trait causes people to avoid transgression in the first place.
People with a high score of this trait are less likely to abuse trust.
Trust is an essential trait not only in interpersonal relations but also in organisations, with the research advising people to look for guilty prone individuals when deciding whom to trust.
 

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