Did you know that the thinking part of the brain evolved much after the feeling part?
The feeling part of our brain has been hard coded with many more eons of evolutionary data; simply put humans are programmed a lot better about their feelings than thinking about what they are feeling.
So when a colleague tells you “Don’t get too emotional”; you know evolution is the culprit!
One becoming “emotional” is unconsciously the primary response to that situation; it’s an impulse.
The ability to control that impulse; the self- control and self- awareness when honed with practice is what will eventually raise the bar for others.