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The Personal Credibility Factor: How to Get It, Keep It, and Get It Back, (If You’ve Lost It) by Sandy Allgeier

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Chapter Eleven. The Truth Shall Set You Free—When You Avoid Truth Traps!

We know inherently that we lose trust in others when they are not truthful with us. We can also easily understand that others lose trust in us when we are less than truthful. Yet, if we are honest, we can agree that we all get caught up in some truth “traps” from time to time. Some might have a more devastating impact on our personal credibility factor than we are aware. If we can learn to identify those common truth traps and learn proactive strategies for avoiding them, we can protect our personal credibility factor to a greater degree.

Trap #1: The Little White Lie

Most people are familiar with this trap. It seems so innocent, actually. It happens when we tell someone something ...

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