Trustworthiness is demonstrated when one can be counted on to be truthful and to consistently keep commitments over time and to  act with integrity (i.e., keeping to principles even when it's difficult to do so, engaging in ethical behavior, and respecting others' privacy and property).  In a recent pilot study, adolescents who scored high in trustworthiness were less likely to get into fights, smoke, or express depressive symptoms and were more likely to earn good grades (Lippman et al, 2012).




Sources Cited

Lippman, L., Guzman, L., & Moore, K. A. Measuring Flourishing Among Youth: Findings from the Flourishing Children Positive Indicators Project. Webinar. July 2012.