I am a great teammate when I don’t allow circumstances to affect me in a way that makes me a liability. We can’t expect anyone to be an emotionless robot, but we can expect our teammates and ourselves to respond well to adversity. I can be an extreme person and I have had to learn how to manage this over the years. My uncle told me something that always stuck in my head, “Nothing is ever as good as it seems, and nothing is ever as bad as it seems”. That’s good and bad news, but it helps us to be great teammates when we understand that reality and emotion often don’t agree.