Trading with ADHD/Does ADHD make you a better trader?
I need testimonies....I was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago. Because of severe sleep deprivation caused by
my undiagnosed ADHD I was not able to finish college...During the pandemic I was searching for a job but the
market was tight, and like most Adhders, I'm not really cut out for traditional work environment involving a hierarchy with someone above myself
giving me orders all day long....So someone told me about Propietary trading firms offering traders to trade their
own capital provided they pass their evaluation tests. So I learn how to trade for a year, learning the basics was not
the most difficult, but finding a strategy that work and stuff like that was the most challenging, all the more that my
ADHD makes me very impatient and impulsive at times, so when things don't go as fast as I wish, I'm tempted to give up.
But lately I passed an evaluation and I am now officially a prop trader. If someone had told me years ago that I would
become a trader I would have never believed it...I've always disliked finance, to me it was all very virtual and not tangible so.
The last four months I was followed up by a coach who told me that I made progress quickly and that I was able to replicate
easily what he taught me in class in live conditions, which to him is the most difficult to most of his students....and that I made
progress super fast. So despite my lifelong dislike for finance, maybe my ADHD has something to do with me being a good trader
to my great surprise...I've read articles about how trading is the perfect fit for people with ADHD....I am medicated btw, so it helps
me wait and be patient when I'm waiting for a pattern to form and it's not coming right away (sometime I need to be 2 hours into the
London session for the pattern to start formin...it varies daily, thats what I love about trading, the markets are different every day)....but the fact that I'm performing very good, even way better, than in class is maybe due to my ADHD;....I'm super happy I was able to find a stream of income (and a very good one) that is not a 9-5 job...
It also a revenge on all the people that called me out in college for being lazy...especially all my female classmates who badmouthed me
behind my back because I was an underachiever at that time...It feels so good to think that I earn 5 times as much as them by working
twice as less as them...(I only trade the beginning of the london session, so from 9am to 12am)...Finally every dog has its day... yess💰💰💰💰💰💰