Many real estate professionals choose a self-defense tool based on recommendations of co-workers, family or friends; or maybe on-line research. While this might seem logical, it fails to address the most important aspect of your decision-making process: emotion. Do you have the stomach to use the weapon being recommended in the heat of the moment? Can you handle using a weapon at all? Can you resort to lethal or non-lethal violence to protect yourself? Or would a safety app or escape plan be a better option for you? Take the time to decide what works best for you.