One dimension of trust has to do with expectations. Some people have very high expectations and thus are easily disappointed. Others have low expectations, and don't feel particularly bothered when their expectations aren't met.
How do these two dimensions work together for you?
- You don't trust people and you have low expectations. People will feel a lack of direction. Behind your back they'll say you are "ineffective."
- You trust people, but your expectations are low. People will enjoy working for you but feel under-motivated. Behind your back they'll call you a "softie."
- You don't trust people and you have high expectations. People will find it difficult to work for you. Behind your back people will say you should be fired.
- You trust people and you have high expectations. People will enjoy working for you. Behind your back people will say you are a "good leader."