It is rarely that you would see investing books talk about psychology. Some authors simply do not see the idea of integrating psychology in their stock market books. That is because they are used to seeing strategies, charts and numbers when doing trade and behavioral aspect of trading was neglected. However, there was a book that I read that talks about psychology as one of the major aspect those traders and investors must know. It will guide you on how to use behavior as tool to effectively invest and plan your further investment opportunities.
The book was written by a respected and well known advisor who made countless bestselling books on investments. The author has the credibility and authority to back his claims that there is indeed psychology in investment. You need to be able to observe your own actions and behaviors at the same time be observant of what is happening around you and that is the behavior of trade.
It teaches you how to be objective in making decisions. Being able to go beyond your biases and prejudice would make you a great manager. You would decide things based on facts and not be sucked in to mere speculations. It also encourages independent thinking as a trader. Your employees or workers should be able to voice out their ideas and concerns. The manager must be able to discern if the ideas are valid or not. Being objective he can decide the proper mode of action. It is nice to get ideas from your subordinates but you should be the one who has the last say.
The book also shows you that patience is a good virtue indeed when you are a trader. This would make you objective and not submit to your gut feeling impulse which would surely be your downfall. Being patient has a lot of benefits this would enable the trader to have a clear mind to make good decisions amidst the confusion caused by speculations and frenzy. The opposite side of patience is pride. When you have too much pride it sometimes clouds your way of thinking. You end up not accepting ideas and you resort to your gut feel. Too much confidence in your abilities could be also a reason for your downfall. Sometimes it is essential to leave a little bit of your pride out the window. This would enable you to accept contrary opinions presented by your team. Looking at contrary opinion with a clear mind would allow you to see the lapses of judgment if there are any. Do not be afraid that you committed an error because you are only human. Nobody is perfect after all.
It all boils down of being a better person. That means that you should improve your attitude because it does reflect or influence your performance and productivity. Being able to foster a positive attitude would make you decide things objectively. Controlling your negative emotions and behaviors is essential in order to make you even more efficient in trading in the stock market.