distrustfulness


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Hampered by the lax morality, state-sanctioned scapegoating, and the increasing distrustfulness and paranoia of the times, Axel Berg struggles to find a pattern that will allow him to solve the case.
Consequently, the person who grows up under such conditions may be unalterably marked by such traits as lack of self-confidence, a lack of emotional security, and distrustfulness (Garrison, Kingston, & Bernard, 1967).