I've thought for a while about creating this thread, and figured maybe now was the time. I'll try to make 4-6 posts on various characteristics that I think are important, and then will answer some questions, if there are any. It should go without saying, but I'll be posting my thoughts, and not universal trading truths. I'll admit upfront that my ideas on the characteristics of a successful traders do not at all imply that these are requirements to be successful, nor do I insist that I actually have a clue about what I'm talking about. Take it for whatever it's worth.