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What Make You Trustworthy?

Think of someone you trust. What character skills do they show that make them trustworthy? What makes you trustworthy? 

What Makes You Trustworthy?
Grade Level: 6-12


Character Skills
  • Trustworthiness
SEL Skills
  • Self-Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
Academic Skills
  • Diligent Learner


  • Be honest. Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal.
  • Have integrity. Do what you say you’ll do.
  • Keep your promises.
  • Be loyal. Stand by your values.

Identify and understand emotions, values, attitudes, motivations, mindsets, and personal attributes.

Relationship Skills

Interpersonal and social skills to guide appropriate behavior and create positive relationships and meaningful connections . 

Diligent Learner

Have a growth mindset and is willing to learn from mistakes 

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This lesson will examine nine traits of trustworthy people. Participants will determine if they have trustworthy characteristics, and which ones they could improve upon in their own lives. 

Journal Prompts

  • Think of your character skills. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Would you trust you? Why or why not?


Read this article about the traits of trustworthy people.

  • Of the 9 traits listed in the article, which do you think are most important? Why?
  • Think of who you trust. What about their character makes you trust them?
  • What can you do to be more trustworthy?

Family Connection
  • Tech Support
    • The next time your child does something trustworthy, share it on social media (with permission) or text them kudos and a heartfelt message.
  • Pillar Time
    • Play “Blind Retriever.” Blindfold one person and guide them using only your words to pick up an object across the yard or room. 
  • Dinner Discussion
    • What is challenging about being trustworthy?
    • How can you work as a family to become more trustworthy?

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