Emotional misconduct involves a pattern of deliberate, non-contact behavior that has the potential to cause emotional or psychological harm to a participant. These behaviors may include verbal acts, physical acts or acts that deny attention or support.
Examples of emotional misconduct, without limitation include: a pattern of verbal behaviors that attack a participant (e.g. calling them worthless, fat or disgusting); repeatedly and excessively yelling at a participant(s) in a manner that serves no productive motivational purpose; by physically aggressive behavior (e.g. throwing sport equipment, water bottles or chairs; punching objects).