CHAPTER 14

Neuroticism and Trading

If you have stayed with me through the first 13 chapters, you should now have a basic understanding of personality traits. But you did not buy this book just to learn about personality. The real question you want answered is: Which personality traits make for successful trading? And the follow-up question you likely have is: What can I do to adapt my personality to be more like the personality of successful traders?

We already know that it is unfeasible—if not downright impossible—to significantly change your personality. But even so, wouldn’t you still like to know if there is a certain personality profile that successful market traders have? Are there certain traits that make for better trading? Because if ...

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