Have been researchingfor some time now but the main thing stopping me from going into this area is not understanding enough about the types of personalities in trading.
From what I have read, people are very intelligent, IQ's above 150, good grades at uni/college, athletic/competitive, aggressive/results orientated, harsh/rude/worked up/stressed for 12 hours a day and so on. I know that this all depends on the desk/people on the desk but there are a few things that concern me.
Is trading for me?
Although I am okay at some sports, I am not brilliant. I prefer to spend time in the gym, weight lifting and running, to make myself look better and stay healthy. Not 'Olympic hope' basically. I don't have an outgoing personality either. Reasonably sociable, can do some small talk, am not shy/speak when i need to, but do 'over-focus' on work while working (mainly because i don't want to get it wrong!)
Don't drink or stuff either... does cause somewhat of a problem when interns are invited to pubs etc. I feel out of place (I don't drink because I stick to a diet etc to keep in shape NOT because I am not allowed or anything silly like that lol)
I think I am reasonably clever (I am going by my qualifications etc so far - not boasting) but am rather dismissive of my own achievements - someone who achieves stuff, goes okay, and moves on. No massive ego basically. This has harmed me in interviews before because I don't really think much of my achievements so far.
I enjoy math, always have, do well in the subject academically, but I don't want a job with 0 words around me either. I am not someone who is a math genius either who sees numbers 24/7 or can solve next level IQ puzzles.modelling etc is also fun, I like programming/computer stuff and am kinda geeky that way. But my econ is weak.
Im not a softie but I don't have very thick skin either. I will feel bad if I am constantly shouted at/gunned down, although I'll be fine the next day (forget and move on pretty quickly).
When I take tests, I seem to fit FICC but there is very limited info on the types of people 'typically' in each area and I'm not sure where I should start to research to find a good fit.
This is not a troll post. Genuinely need some opinions. Myfeedback is that I suited so Im quite confused.
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