Going back and looking at floor traders I think some of them were swinging 50% of their net worth on a daily basis every now and then and that can have a crushing emotional effect, so obviously there is going to be throwing chairs and everything else.
But I prefer to not take risks like that. No single trade, no single day, would ever upset me. Even a string of bad days would barely upset me. Now a string of bad weeks, that will definitely upset me.
I subscribe to the trade "I don't care size". Over time my "I don't care" size has increased, and I think it will increase for everyone as you get more and more accustomed to the size. If I suddenly doubled my size then I would also see a direct effect on my temper and the end of the day or week. Not just if things went badly but probably if they went well too, because it would be like riding a high. In other words, it's not normal. And I believe a trader should try to always be normal.
I remember a story that went something along the lines of: A trader sit next to me in the office. I never knew if he was having a good day or bad day, until it was lunch time. If he offered to buy, it was a good day.
I approach things in a similar way. This is not something that has come easily or quickly, it has taken a long time to get to this place of "I don't care".
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