When it comes to a poker player’s psychology, the first step to unlocking its potential is a little self-reflection. You the aspiring poker player, must know yourself. You must learn your inner secrets as well as your tells and how to avoid them. Why is knowing yourself such an important key to victory? Put simply you have a unique set of preferences, skills, aptitudes, and allowances that define a style that is uniquely yours. It’s always fun to watch the really aggressive players at the table take huge risks and make them pay off in the end.
However, if you are grossly uncomfortable taking big risks and that’s not your style, you should not try to become a daredevil at the poker table. One, it’s not going to be any fun for you, and two, it’s going to keep you from playing to your fullest potential. Instead, learn a style of game that suits you and become the best at that style as you can be.