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What type of trader are you?

Timmy

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This is a mini-sized version of Van Tharp's 176 question test, the Investment Psychology Inventory Profile. In this mini version there are only 35 questions, and takes about 3 to 4 minutes.

The instructions are here.
The test is here.
Information about the test is here.

You get categorised into a type after answering all the questions. For example, here is my result:

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You are an Independent Trader!

If the markets interest you, you'll probably work to develop a logical explanation for how they work. This is because you love theoretical ideas and abstract concepts (in fact, much more so than people interactions). This can be great for trading success, if you don't get too theoretical. This type of trader profile suggests that you value knowledge above all else. As a result, you'll be constantly generating new ideas about the market or trying to disprove the ideas that you learn from others...

One of your Trading Strengths

You can quickly determine if a new style of trading or system will fit well with your personality.

One of your Trading Challenges

Your trading could dominate your time and you could become socially isolated, which in turn could upset others, particularly if you have a spouse

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Enjoy!
 

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Didnt really have the time to do this but curiousity got me.

Innovative Trader---pretty well sums me up---I think and so do they!
 
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Hi,

I came out as an innovative trader as well, maybe we all do ??
 

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You are a Detailed Trader!

The Detailed Trader type suggests that you are very quiet and serious. You tend to earn your success by being thorough, methodical, systematic, organized, and dependable. You are also realistic and responsible as long as things make sense for you. You have two of the three qualities that are necessary for trading success (i.e. You make decisions based on logic and analysis and you are decisive, orderly and do things sequentially). Thus, if you are willing to commit yourself, you'll probably be quite successful as a trader. However, you may need some help seeing the big picture that is necessary for trading success
 
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The test tells me I'm an independent trader. Now if only someone could tell me what that means?????
 

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You are an Adventurous Trader!

Generally you are a quiet and flexible observer until a problem appears and then you act quickly to find a solution. You are good at determining what makes things work and going through a large amount of information to find out what is important. This quality will help you immensely as a trader. You are not easily persuaded by anything that is not based on fact. However, if your orientation tends to be external, then you are probably a big risk taker...

One of your Trading Strengths

You're great at analyzing details to determine what makes things work.

One of your Trading Challenges

You might have problems with self analysis which is critical to eliminating mistakes in trading.

Adventurous.....LOL

you are probably a big risk taker...:D;)

You might have problems with self analysis....:eek: Back to the shrink
 
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im a strategic trader ,apparently! future account balances will determin the
truth of this,crystal ball please.
 

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You are a Strategic Trader!

You probably live in a world of ideas and strategic planning. This is because you value intelligence, knowledge, and being competent. These are great qualities for a trader/investor. In fact, you have the three core qualities that are essential to being a great trader (i.e. you have the ability to see the big picture, new possibilities and connections between things. You make decisions based on logic and analysis and you are decisive, orderly and do things sequentially). You have an original mind and a great drive to implement your ideas and achieve your goals. Thus, if trading success is important to you, you'll probably find a way to achieve it...

One of your Trading Strengths

Originality and drive; willingness to follow your ideas through to completion.

One of your Trading Challenges

Probably so logical that you don't recognize when emotions are causing you to self-destruct.
 

Grinder

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Administrative Trader for me.... maybe it's all the excel spreadsheets::cool:
 

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You are a Planning Trader!

You tend to be decisive and to the point. You'll quickly assume leadership when it is called for by the circumstances around you. You have the ability to quickly develop and implement trading systems to meet your needs. You have the three core qualities that are essential to being a great trader (i.e. you have the ability to see the big picture, new possibilities and connections between things. You make decisions based on logic and analysis and you are decisive, orderly and do things sequentially). You can easily spot logical inefficiencies in the market and take advantage of them, especially if you are pointed in the right direction. You enjoy long-term planning and goal setting and seem to enjoy learning, expanding your knowledge and staying well-informed...

One of your Trading Strengths

Originality and drive; willingness to follow your ideas through to completion.

One of your Trading Challenges

Probably so logical that you don't recognize when emotions are causing you to self-destruct.
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Thats a cool test - And I think it was pretty accurate...

Especially this one...
"Probably so logical that you don't recognize when emotions are causing you to self-destruct."

Ha ha - CHeers :)

Pat
 
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Hmmm this fits me quite well, spooky eh!

I might need to see a shrink........

You are an Adventurous Trader!

Generally you are a quiet and flexible observer until a problem appears and then you act quickly to find a solution. You are good at determining what makes things work and going through a large amount of information to find out what is important. This quality will help you immensely as a trader. You are not easily persuaded by anything that is not based on fact. However, if your orientation tends to be external, then you are probably a big risk taker...

One of your Trading Strengths

You're great at analyzing details to determine what makes things work.

One of your Trading Challenges

You might have problems with self analysis which is critical to eliminating mistakes in trading.
 
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You are a Strategic Trader!

You probably live in a world of ideas and strategic planning. This is because you value intelligence, knowledge, and being competent. These are great qualities for a trader/investor. In fact, you have the three core qualities that are essential to being a great trader (i.e. you have the ability to see the big picture, new possibilities and connections between things. You make decisions based on logic and analysis and you are decisive, orderly and do things sequentially). You have an original mind and a great drive to implement your ideas and achieve your goals. Thus, if trading success is important to you, you'll probably find a way to achieve it...

One of your Trading Strengths

Originality and drive; willingness to follow your ideas through to completion.

One of your Trading Challenges

Probably so logical that you don't recognize when emotions are causing you to self-destruct.

yea!! sounds great ~ but sooo not me :)
 
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You are a Strategic Trader!

You probably live in a world of ideas and strategic planning. This is because you value intelligence, knowledge, and being competent. These are great qualities for a trader/investor. In fact, you have the three core qualities that are essential to being a great trader (i.e. you have the ability to see the big picture, new possibilities and connections between things. You make decisions based on logic and analysis and you are decisive, orderly and do things sequentially). You have an original mind and a great drive to implement your ideas and achieve your goals. Thus, if trading success is important to you, you'll probably find a way to achieve it...

One of your Trading Strengths

Originality and drive; willingness to follow your ideas through to completion.

One of your Trading Challenges

Probably so logical that you don't recognize when emotions are causing you to self-destruct.
 

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You are a Detailed Trader!

The Detailed Trader type suggests that you are very quiet and serious. You tend to earn your success by being thorough, methodical, systematic, organized, and dependable. You are also realistic and responsible as long as things make sense for you. You have two of the three qualities that are necessary for trading success (i.e. You make decisions based on logic and analysis and you are decisive, orderly and do things sequentially). Thus, if you are willing to commit yourself, you'll probably be quite successful as a trader. However, you may need some help seeing the big picture that is necessary for trading success

Same here:)

There's still time to change your ways before you become an incompetant trader like me too:D
 
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The test tells me I'm an independent trader. Now if only someone could tell me what that means?????

Me too nioka! - Independent trader.

- & is it a coincidence or are we turning up on the same threads regularly??

not surprised really. Maybe it's the 'other' basket - I know I could have gone either way on many of the questions.

-Dukey
 
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Me? A "Detailed trader"

(Its pretty accurate - for me)

Tim

Now have to resolve those issues they mentioned :$
 
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