The Three Core Influences of Your Fears in Trading
Fred (not his real name) was a good solid trader who performed high quality analysis before he traded. But he kept pulling out of trades which he believed in, as soon as someone on one of his Discord channels would doubt his trade. Which was often. When Fred came to me as a trading psychology coach, we mapped out the problems he was experiencing and it became clear that he was experiencing a fear of missing out.
In general, while we may think that our fears come from our own experiences alone there are actually several sources of fears in our lives.
In this article we look at fears that come not from genuine danger, fears that make sense, but fears that we often have that are harder to rationally explain. For example, fear of rejection or fear of missing out. These are not life and death situations but often our bodies and minds act as if they are just as scary.