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Trading Syckology

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On 5/8/2018 at 9:36 AM, zdo said:

What is disposition and how does it relate to your trading?


Disposition is an antiquated typology with four categories -

Choleric      Sanguine    Phlegmatic    Melancholic.

In more modern terms, these types are correlated with the ‘style’ that emerges from your ‘average’ neurotransmitter levels...ie  historically was associated with understanding your baseline ‘bad’ attitude, etc etc  ... goes a long ways explaining how so many people on forums cannot relate to other posters' content.  Disposition affects your all of your thinking - including your pace -thinking,  people -thinking,  passion -thinking...

How does it relate to your trading?




No greater mistake can be made than to imagine that what has been written latest is always the more correct; that what is written later on is an improvement on what was written previously; and that every change means progress. Men who think and have correct judgment, and people who treat their subject earnestly, are all exceptions only. Vermin is the rule everywhere in the world: it is always at hand and busily engaged in trying to improve in its own way upon the mature deliberations of the thinkers.


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I have often bitched at and about posters and teachers who claim they are not using a system.  I accuse them of lying.  Most of them don’t even know they are lying.    Here’s why.   Just because a method doesn’t employ standard methods - technical or fundamental - does not mean mind is negated, unemployed, non-clinging... non supported.  

Mind can have two attitudes -- yes or no. These are the two possibilities ... the two alternatives. 

No is the feminine and yes is the male. No-system is really very foundational. If you follow the method of yes, then there are many systems -- but you have to say yes and there can be many yes's. If you follow no, then there are not many systems, only one, because there cannot be many no's.  So you can use the method of no, or you can use the method of yes.  

Emphasizing "no" is for if  your mind needs to and is ready to be negated.   What is this technique of "denying technique"? It can be used. It is one of the subtlest ways to  destroy the mind. Mind tries to cling to something that is a support; mind needs support to be there, it cannot exist in a vacuum. So it creates many types of supports -- methods, systems, teachers, gurus, advisors -- then it is happy, there is something to cling to. But then with this clinging the mind remains.  And this is what makes liars of those who say they are not teaching a system.  If a trading teacher instructs you - even if he only takes you so far then deserts you - you are being supported in the ‘yes’ way... btw, bBeing against techniques is a technique. It is one of the oldest techniques, nothing is new about it.

The real technique of no-system demands destruction and absence of all supports.  In the ‘no’ way, realization has to happen to you and it has to happen without any help. It will not insist that there is no system. There will be silence. No tradition from someone else’s previous progress is of any help because ‘no’ truth has to be achieved authentically, individually. You have to come to it, it cannot be transferred to you. No master can give it to you because it is not something like property. It is not transferable, it cannot be taught because it is not information.

The latest craze in dumb noobie posting is about finding the best broker and platform - but the first platform to look at is you.  Is yours the ‘yes’ way or the ‘no’ way?  The ‘ no’ way has only one technique.  The ‘yes’ has hundreds of techniques and you can create new combinations.If you are in need of ANY support, then you should acknowledge that you are in the ‘yes’ way...


Taking bets no one will call me out on this crap.

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