Element Test ↔ Trust

an acceptance of knowledge as proven without first testing its validity

To Trust is to accept without trial. Whether a concept, relationship, person, or mechanism, it will be accepted by the character possessing the Trust characteristic without supportive evidence. This helps him to get on with the job at hand in the most efficient manner, but opens him up to disastrous surprises when an assumption is proven incorrect at a critical moment.

syn. untried acceptance, untested belief in, accept implicitly, assumed dependability, unquestioned reliance on