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Distrust is a way of not trusting any one because it has great risk or deep doubt.[1] The phrase "Trust, but verify" refers specifically to distrust.

Research on high risk settings such as oil platforms, banking, medical surgery, aircraft piloting and nuclear powerplants has seen distrust as the same of failure because of the high consequences.[2]


  1. Schul, Y.; Mayo, R.; Burnstein, E. (2008). "The value of distrust". Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 44 (5): 1293–1302. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2008.05.003.
  2. Conchie, S. M. & Donald, I. J. (2007). The functions and development of safety-specific trust and distrust. Safety Science, 46(1) 92-103.
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