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Do you think you are competitive in anything?

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I'm not sure on this one as I am a bad loser, so therefore I am probably not competitive.

I feel I am but the fact that I am a sore loser stops me going in anything serously competitive.

I tried competitive scrabble once but lost most of the games, felt awful, and decided this was not for me.
by Finy
Being a bad loser suggests to me that you are actually extremely competitive - if you weren't competitive, then surely you wouldn't care whether you won or lost?
I used to be competitive in Ballroom and Latin Dancing when I was in my mid to late teens,and I did very well with my medals in both genres. I was very competitive in my schoolwork.(except for sports related things!! Hee Hee!!)I adored any thing academic at school,and was lucky enough to have a very good memory.I did very well without trying which seemed so unfair when others struggled so much.I was hopeless at Monopoly,but brilliant at Scrabble which I always seemed to win without any effort!! I have never been a bad loser,so I never really worried if I did not win whatever I was doing.I would just try harder next time.If there had been a prize for the messiest bedroom when I was a kid,I would have won that every single day!!! It was appalling,except for my precious books which were always the tidiest in the world!! As an older person with a shockingly painful illness,I have no desire to actually compete at anything
anymore.I just do my best at all I do,and am happy knowing this is the case.
No I am not really competitive now, don't feel the need to prove anything. I find a lot of other women are though, having to always be up on other people! It must be exhausting.

by Fran
Nope, I'm not competitive at all. I have much better things to spend energy on than worrying about what anyone else is doing. If I do something, it's because I want to do it not to beat someone else.
Amen to that :-)
by Rice
Absolutely....in being the best person I can be, after seeing how some people treat others.

I always keep my personal bar quite high.

Failure in this is not really an option for me as I have also been treated badly, so don't want to ever go that way.
I am competitive with myself more than with other people.
by AJ
I have been competitive my whole life. It is what drove me climb the corporate ladder and in that it has dictated the way I live.
I like to compete as a coach. I like to encourage other on. I'd probably help the competition.
by Gia
I'm a competitive person but I do not compete actively in sport or anything any more - I used to enjoy playing competitive netball though.
I have had a lifelong non competitive streak. I play things for the game, not the win. Of course, my older siblings took terrible advantage of this when we were younger!! LOL
by Rice
Having seriously been involved in various Sports since an 8yo, yes, I was exceptionally competitive.
Wouldn't have reached the top of those Sports if I hadn't been.

At School, was in Swimming, Life Saving, Tennis, Netball, Ball Games, Athletics, Hurdling, High Jumping, & Marching.
Was an Interschool representative in 8 of the above.
Was Captain in 4 of them, for School, & more for Interschool.

Was Open, & Senior School Swimming Champion for two years' running.
Was the youngest schoolchild, at the time, in the State, to be awarded the highest medal applicable in Lifesaving, the Award of Merit.
Was Captain of Past Pupils' Swimming Team for several years'.
I competed in various Horse Events at my State's Royal Show, as well, for many years'.
So it took much hard work, for all the above, but I really loved it all!

When I started work, I competed with myself, to be the best I could. I topped Exams, & was Dux of Class, on several occasions.
I was disappointed in myself if I didn't achieve highly.
I was told a couple of times that I set 'too high a standard for myself'!


Well, that's the only way I know!

Now in my dotage, the 'fires' are all but burned out! I take a day at a time only. I enjoy seeing my children, & grandchild.
I suppose now, there's not much to be competitive about!
Such is life!

What I see today's world a lot of young people don't want to even try hard, and set the bar sadly.Esp with boys, so they say....So I think (setting the bar high is a good thing).
by jonaja
NO, nothing I can think of!
by Miro
Oh, maybe when I walked in the Sutherland to Surf & the City to Surf, for about 10 years each.
by Miro
Not really. I'm pretty easy going and not interested in competing with others. I prefer to live and let live.
by Lluxi
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