Emotionally secure teammates trust and depend on other teammates. This creates an environment that is safe to operate in. When a team trusts each other to respond well to success and failure, they are free to succeed and fail without thought of the ramifications the wins and losses have on the ego of their teammates. Emotionally secure teammates allow each other to truly have each other’s backs. Stop and think about that for a second. Insecure people are not able to be depended on. They can’t have our back. Emotionally secure people are steady and that steadiness makes any situation safer to operate in.