If trading mirrors back to you your selfesteem, your selfworth, wouldn't it be of prime importance to consiously build self esteem outside of the trading arena. Perhaps as important as anything else in this business. And a definite nono to use trading to attempt to pursue self esteem or what you think would bring you self esteem. I have read many times in eastern doctrines that skill at it's peak becomes spiritual. Can this spirituality be the sense of acceptance and calm that comes with the high self esteem and long experience of the "master" who have seen many battles and is still alive.