Law enforcement: Clean out those EARS… EMOTIONS with a Q-Tip & EQ
Wax builds up in our ears just as emotions build up inside. And we may carry this build up in our emotional backpack home to our families. The situation was taken so personally that we forgot to clean out our ears. Bond (2015) explains the Q-Tip theory further in that you need to quit taking it personally. This is a helpful tool for those in law enforcement where you need to take back control of those emotions.
Think about it. We are faced with a serious policing situation that causes stress. Our emotional backpack is quickly filling up with these emotions and we may explode. Emotional intelligence (EQ) can also help with understanding how to handle such situations. Remember the 5 core competencies of emotional intelligence and use them.