۵.۱. Who do you trust most?
I would have to say my father. Although we have our differences, I know he is
۱۰۰% someone I can count on (depend on). I feel that I could tell him any
secret, and I know that he would never spill the beans (tell a secret) to anyone.
He is a very trustworthy and sincere person.
۵.۲. What kind of people do you trust?
I trust people who are transparent, those who are open with their emotions.
When I feel someone keeps everything inside, I wonder what it is that they have
to hide, so naturally my trust lessens. Furthermore, I trust people who aren’t
always just looking out to gain something for themselves, and someone who
doesn’t have a criminal background, especially involving theft.
۵.۳. Have you ever lost trust in somebody?
Of course! In high school, my best friend and I were attached at the hip (very
close). We used to have sleepovers (when kids sleep at each other’s
houses) almost every weekend, until one day my mother discovered that my
friend was stealing money from her savings jar. Since that day, I felt that I
couldn’t trust someone who would take advantage of my mother who always
opened her home to my friend.
۵.۴. Do you trust artificial intelligence?
That’s an interesting question. Well, I believe that technology nowadays is
advanced enough to create intelligence, but I wouldn’t say that it’s equal to
human intelligence. While a robot may be better on paper (objectively more
intelligent), they lack feelings, which leads me to believe that they aren’t
emotionally and/or socially intelligent, which ties everything together. So, all in
all, I’m not overly trusting of artificial intelligence.
۶. Borrowing & Lending
۶.۱. Have you ever borrowed books from others?
Yes, I have! Actually, my friends and I often have a book exchange. I see it as
a waste of money to buy every book you want to read, so it’s very effective to
do this! I always look forward to (excited for) the books I’ll get from them.
۶.۲. Have you ever borrowed money from others?
Who hasn’t? It isn’t something I enjoy doing, but something that has been
necessary at certain points. For example, one time my washing machine and
oven broke simultaneously (at the same time), so I asked my father if he
could lend me some money to get a new one. I, of course, paid him back as
soon as I could.
۶.۳. Do you like to lend things to others?
I would say so. To be honest, I’m always skeptical (suspicious) when I lend
money to people because I’m afraid they won’t pay me back, but I do it for family
members and friends when they need it anyway. Fortunately, I have friends and
family that will willingly do the same for me.
۶.۴. How do you feel when people don’t return things they borrowed from
Upset, of course. I am a person of my word (does what I say), so I feel upset
when others aren’t. I have been very irritated several times when people,
especially my little sister, has borrowed something from me and lost or
damaged it. However, if it wasn’t something very valuable, I try to remember
that it isn’t the end of the world (something big or important).
۶.۵ Do people feel embarrassed when they request the things back from
My ears often turn red out of embarrassment when I ask things back from my
friends. It’s natural because I don’t want to undermine the relationship we are
having and requesting stuff back can hurt others’ pride and self-respect.
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