SITUATIONAL AWARENESS ///
Emotions define our humanity. But it also gets in our way when we need to be operative, thus we must sometimes defer our humanity and be analytic.
A form of situational awareness, the tactic of reading a room is to determine the patterns of behavior and group mentality in a confined space for direction.
A natural or subtly theatrical show of your situational awareness can act as an incidental preventative form of passive self-defense.