Interpersonal Trust Survey (Rempel, 1985)

Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements as they relate to someone with whom you have a close interpersonal relationship.

1. My partner has proven to be trustworthy and I am willing to let him/her engage in activities which other partners find too threatening. D
2. Even when I don’t know how my partner will react, I feel comfortable telling him/her anything about myself, even those things of which I am ashamed. F
3. Though times may change and the future is uncertain, I know my partner will always be ready and willing to offer me strength and support. F
4. I am never certain that my partner won’t do something that I dislike or will embarrass me. P
5. My partner is very unpredictable. I never know how he/she is going to act from one day to the next. P
6. I feel very uncomfortable when my partner has to make decisions which will affect me personally. P
7. I have found that my partner is unusually dependable, especially when it comes to things which are important to me. D
8. My partner behaves in a very consistent manner. P
9. Whenever we have to make an important decision in a situation we have never encountered before, I know my partner will be concerned about my welfare. F
10. Even if I have no reason to expect my partner to share things with me, I still feel certain that he/she will. F
11. I can rely on my partner to react in a positive way when I expose my weaknesses to him/her. F
12. When I share my problems with my partner, I know he/she will respond in a loving way even before I say anything. F
13. I am certain that my partner would not cheat on me, even if the opportunity arose and there was no chance that he/she would get caught. D
14. I sometimes avoid my partner because he/she is unpredictable and I fear saying or doing something which might create conflict. P
15. I can rely on my partner to keep the promises he/she makes to me. D
16. When I am with my partner, I feel secure in facing unknown new situations. F
17. Even when my partner makes excuses which sound rather unlikely, I am confident that he/she is telling the truth.

P: Predictability

D: Dependability

F: Faith

Source: Rempel, J. K., Holmes, J. G., & Zanna, M. P. (1985). Trust in close relationships. Journal of personality and social psychology, 49(1), 95.


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