Trading with MPD

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Duref Mudgins, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Despite my solid grounding in classical psychoanalytic theory, I have found some ideas in post-classical therapy that I like. My favorite is the NLP heuristico-rhetorical question: "What can you do with a problem like that?" Several years ago I searched for some unconventional way to use MPD productively, as it had theretofore caused nothing but grief in the conventional workplace. This is important to me because I am the daily shepherd of a rag-tag crew approaching fifteen in number, not including the reclusive hermetic silent ones. I don't do pro bono therapy. They have to pay. Hence daytrading as a solution for them to earn their keep. In the hope that there are other internal communities of traders out there like us, I offer this thread. I won't bother you with it for long, I promise.

    Perhaps a precis of the daily pre-open mantra is a good place to start. Everyone has a role, but I will confine this narrative to the key players. I am the coach, and do second-by-second psych monitoring. Here is what I say:

    Arthur Deco! As usual, you are in charge of maintaining an unobtrusively soothing trading environment.

    Joe Doaks! You watch one second, five seconds, one minute, and call the trades.

    John Merchant! You advise Joe periodically what's happening on the 15 minute, 30 minute, and daily charts charts. And no whining about voodoo bullshit! Fibs and pivots work when they work!

    Socrates! You know Joe's codes better than he does. You stay alert for minor refinements, and for new trading ideas. But for God's sake don't enourage Joe to trade them.

    Rahula Gautama! You code on the fly what Socrates tells you to, but make it snappy. Don't bother the rest of us, and we won't bother you.

    Kokomo Bogart! You are in charge of avoiding the temptation to trade SCT. Keep reminding us it doesn't fucking work!

    Thomas Jackson! You police our internet access. And remember that ET rots your mind worse than porn.

    Hypostomus! You just shut the fuck up and play with yourself over in the corner!

    The rest of you? I'll invoke you if I need you for special assignments.

    Everybody ready? OK! Remember: A TRADER TRADES!