The “Emotional Overcoat”
Your personal collection of morals, ethics, values, traditions, culture, political beliefs, etc.
What makes you, you.
Determines what you perceive to be “right” and “wrong”
The best way that I know to more fully explain the concept of the emotional overcoat and the evaluation process that I am trying to explain is through the use of an example. The example itself is highly controversial to say the least. It polarizes people to extremes in some cases. It is very emotional in nature and has been and will be a major social issue in this country for some time. I hesitate to use the example at the risk of being misinterpreted and misunderstood in its use. My intention is not to offend anyone or minimize the complexity of this issue. I continue to speak or type with trepidation.