Building trust with another person requires you to be both trusting and trustworthy.
It’s the same in the work I do with teams. Typically, something went wrong with a deliverable, client or coworker, and someone feels the need to defend themselves, their idea or their team. They worry that others will judge them harshly.
So, if being trusting and trustworthy requires us to examine our thinking and to set an intention to take an open rather than defensive stance, then at work and in life, when you want to build trust, these questions may be helpful;