Trust also extends to talk and gossip. Stephen Covey said: “Be loyal to those who are absent.” Refrain from talking negatively about others - even if you absolutely hate their guts and even though it may be fun to talk about people behind their back. Always talk about others as if they are present. (I admit that this takes much discipline and there are times when my tongue is bloody from biting it.)
Funny Aside and Lesson Learned: In my early days, a colleague commented that "he trusted XXX as far as he could throw him." Since my athletic colleague was an over 6 feet 2 inches tall and XXX was only 5 feet 4 inches, I figured that my colleague could throw him pretty far. So I repeated to others that XXX was a person worthy of trust because of what my colleague told me - until someone quickly corrected my thinking.