years ago a from-home trader asked me where i thought the bonds were going that he was trading - 'down' i replied which they did causing him to close the trade with a loss it was probably at that time i first thought that an essentially 'positive' person may prefer to make Buy trades rather than Sell trades, while the essentially 'negative' person would tend to Sell rather than Buy exactly what the components, criteria are for a positive/negative personality, mentality i don't know, and i don't know what method/s one might use to determine whether one is one or t'other, except that one could look at one's trading record and note whether or not there are more losing Buy or Sell trades does the positive/negative trader premise hold water ? how do you know which one you are ? or do you ? how did you correct the imbalance ? or have you ?