How to know who’s trustworthy | Psyche Guides - Deepstash
Questions to know how dependable is someone
  • Do they get excited when I make intellectual progress, or only when they influence my views?
  • Are they fearful about sharing their ideas? Are they over-eager for others to appr...

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Who can we trust for guidance

We often turn to intellectually dependable people... to guide us through our blind spots. It's about considering the facts in light of our values & objectives....

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1. Intellectual benevolence - Prefer to guide or influence?

✅ Intelly benevolent: Help us get to the truth, gain knowledge, deepen our undertanding, develop our skill. They have mature views about our progress and take pleasure in our growt...

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2. Intellectual transparency - Transparent, vain, or reluctant

✅Transparent: Skilled at recognising they’re sometimes in a position to strengthen our perspective by sharing their own.

❌Vain: Pretend to know thin...

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3. Communicative clarity - want to make the meaning clear

✅Clear communicators: Easy to follow with clear main points, what's merely incidental, explain how their views might be confused with other contrasting ones. Prioritize our underst...

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4. Audience sensitivity - appreciate unique perspective

✅Virtuously sensitive: Pay attention to our particular views, experiences, abilities, & tendencies. Fit their communications to our predicament & help us advance

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5. Intellectual guidance - help navigate & make choices

✅ Guide: Respect people's judgement in making choices, but are also skilled in helping us navigate the risks & benefits while learning & reaching the conclusion.

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