Caroline was a trusting and credulous person: she readily believed what anyone told her. Her accepting and credulous nature caused some problems when acquaintances asked her for money because she always granted their requests without any hesitation. Her brother Jack could not believe this, being completely incredulous that his sister was so foolish as to give loans to people she barely knew. Despite Jack’s warnings, Caroline kept her credulous and unquestioning ways, and soon she was added to the numbers of those declaring bankruptcy.
Quiz: When is someone credulous?
- When that person is completely unsuspecting of what others say.
- When that person looks for the good in everyone.
- When that person acts foolishly and without thought.