I do agree with that general point, that you have to understand yourself, yes. That is the most important aspect in the long run of emotional control.to75ne wrote: ↑Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:03 pmjust try and work out what makes you tick/react. its hard if not impossible to change you, yourself; the way your emotions kick in and when/why, without professional help and shed loads of money your probably not going to be able change them. just try and reconise what is likely to make you take a wrong decision or a stupid one (your emotions are you not someone else living inside you).
if you can do that, then you have an advantage cause you know. if you know you maybe be able to write a auto rule to deal with it or warn you it is approaching,or simply do nothing, or cut out and so on, but you must learn about YOU (taking ticks is easy in comparison).
However, I don't agree that we can't alter/influence ourselves, thoughts and behaviours. Everything (and anything!) that could improve us in trading should be used IMO. It's a bit like that saying 'every little helps' I'd say, so anything we can add to our behaviours day to day (if it helps) is worth considering - of course if it doesn't work then that's also something to consider!