My life experience has taught me to be generally mistrustful of people and it has unfortunately served me well since it is not the majority which functions with stable and honorable intention. Therefore trust must be earned and once identified cultivated into friendship wherever possible.Humans are nuanced and finicky creatures and I include myself in that calculation. Our actions can be erratic and driven by a detection of a personal attack where one did not exist which makes us unpredictable and difficult to figure out even to ourselves. Early on in childhood we learn to detect inconsistencies in others even if we cannot attribute them to a method and perhaps chalk it up to madness.
The reality is that our search for love and our fears are what drive our actions into an alignment or conversely sometimes off a steep precipice.