Hi guys and girls,
Ever since I can remember I have known that I am different. I never really quite fit in at school with everyone else. Their belief systems and my belief system didn't quite match up.
My parents officially splitting up was the catalyst behind me starting to question life itself. Questions that often would begin with "why".
I started experiencing an out of touch with reality kind of thing. I felt depressed, suicidal and even went through self-harm.
All this happened throughout high school. I really only started to get better when I left high school.
I did a few courses at TAFE, never completed one properly, I'd either withdraw or fail just one subject (subconciously perhaps maybe I was afraid of success).
Anyway, this January I started working in my first real job in electrical engineering, basically I don't think I am suited to the 9 to 5 daily office grind. I'm 21 and my doctors have finally decided that I have bipolar disorder.
The Myers Brigg personality test indicated that I am an ENFP (idealist champion) type person. To be honest, I don't believe I have bipolar, but that I'm just a person who is much more intuitive, sensitive and inquisitive than most.
Anyway, my perception of trading is that it's very much a game of psychological warfare against your own mind.
- good saver (I save on average $200 a week into an account that does not get touched)
- willing to learn and a quick learner
- asks good questions
- makes decisions quickly but also can modify them if new information is available
- is somewhat hesitant to 'pull the trigger'
- sometimes makes an analysis of the situation too quickly
I am someone who thinks a lot, and can be a bit fiery towards issues that are close to my heart. I have read a lot of self help psychology books, never finishing one completely, rather I read to get the information required. This may also be a weakness, as it's hard to get a general understanding with only bits and pieces.
I'd like some of your thoughts on whether it's possible for me to be a good trader. By good I mean consistently generate at least $5000 net a week. I would like to position trade or intraday trade the options or futures markets.
I'm willing to learn and apply your suggestions as to what can make me a better person as well as a better trader/investor.
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