Trusting does not require being vulnerable to others.
Everyone demonstrates their true values and virtues. It is up to each of us to recognize and act on that information. When we do, we learn to trust ourselves, which is the greatest sense of security.
Trust is about relying on our own observations and intuition, honoring our highest judgment and values, and acting accordingly. It is not about giving away our power to another person.
Trust the other person to be exactly who they are.