Experiencing emotions is natural for human beings, and they are a part of our makeup. Yet, no matter whether you're experiencing positive or negative emotions, if they affect you too deeply, sometimes emotions can fuel self-sabotaging behavior or render you incapable of any action. For this reason, it can be extremely useful in both professional and personal situations to learn to be without emotion when the situation warrants it. Being emotionless involves actively responding to emotions by consciously changing your patterns of thought and behavior so you dissociate from the emotion and do not let it affect your psyche or actions. In fact, the moment you "think" about the emotion itself as opposed to letting yourself be swept off by feelings, you start to control the emotion again. The following steps will teach you how to be emotionless when the need arises. Note: This article is not recommending that you seek to be emotionless all of the time. The methods outlined here are intended for those occasions where you feel that emotions threaten to overwhelm you and/or your performance.