Pathological Lack Of Trust
Look at these words:
lack of conviction
lack of confidence
Not too pretty, huh? They're all associated with the phrase, "lack of trust".
Do you know there is such a thing as a person with so little trust in others, it's nearly disabling?
This is like some crazy phenomena. I wonder if anyone has encountered it or knows anything about it. Like a person has to be wary; every minute someone is about to screw them over.
Lack also of faith in their own ability to defeat or deflect anyone who's about to screw them over.
Some individuals develop a lack of trust in others when they've been subjected to trauma over prolonged periods of time. It happened to me and I still don't fully trust people.
I was looking for the word "paranoia" but did not see it.
In some ways, this phenomenon is odd, because the person who distrusts others suspects that their expectations will not be met, BUT then their expectations for being tricked will be met.
There is a mutual dance happening, whether one likes it or not. Both sides projects their desires, fears, etc unto each other, daring the other person to play the game.
Having a some personal expectations is essential, but beyond that, expecting or forcing them upon others leaves one distraught or disappointed because people cannot be controlled and should be allowed to be who they are. Just calls for appropriate responses.
I know a few who currently cannot trust others at all. What remains is their need to objectify others, dehumanize, which means they are not totally human either. Their energy is stale, dank, pushy, anti-social.
And yet their is the situation of children taken advantage of by adults, or adults who aren't fully aware being taken advantage of too. We tend to sympathize with kids, not "adults", and our reactions to those who claim others are disabling them are "paranoid", "dubious", "conspirators", or just need to get their shit together and deal with it.
This would then result in the "adult" who is not well-adjusted, which more than likely began when the said person was a child. The behavior is learned and relatively fixed but can be changed.
The genocide, violent usurping of land/resources, historical trauma, is very evident in America's history (& other countries) and is very prominent today via epigenetic evidence & social programming by people such as Alfred Kinsey, Pavlov, Edward Berneys, Margeret Sanger, and many more.
Would certain 12th house activity be a cause? I know in Synastry when there's a 12th house overlay, it can cause a deep distrust of your partner.