I have avoided a few mistakes in the past by realizing that what I was about to do is "what George would do" â always the wrong thing since George was a living encyclopedia of emotions leading to wrong decisions. Based on what I read here and there in this forum about very common emotions, I think that a list of typical emotions leading to wrong decisions might be much more useful than what we would first imagine. Based on various empirical studies, the percentage of successful calls made by traders following a system with discipline is not much more than 50%. Their success depends on how much they make when they make money and how much they loose when they loose money; and this edge doesnât depend on the right structure of stops and filters (which changes continuously) as much as intellectual honesty and awareness about oneâs reactions. I would like, with your help, to come up with a black list of behavioral patterns to be aware of and to avoid.