Cynics fundamentally distrust other people and social institutions.
Psychologists define cynicism as the inclination to view people as motivated solely by self-interest.
As a result, the inability to see good in others undermines a cynic’s ability to flourish.
Research by the American Psychological Association linked cynical people to lower incomes.
Their unwillingness to trust people makes collaboration with others appear risky.
If you’re overly driven by fear of trusting others, then success will be elusive and your mental and physical health could decline.