One random act of kindness does not mean you’re kind. One lie does not make a liar, but when the behavior is repeated, reinforced, and successful, ta-da…he or she becomes a liar. The learned behavior becomes part of their identity and takes on a life of its own. The liar is no longer predictable, and unfortunately, changing back becomes increasingly difficult. Perhaps, it is not trust but trustworthiness that must be earned and preserved.