Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 3 years ago

Why are some people competitive and others are not?

is being "Competitive" a good thing or a bad thing? why ? also, people that play "politics" and get involved in scheming, back biting, mind games, "Beating someone" somehow, are often these types?

THEY ARE FOUND IN ALL LEVELS OF CAREERS OR JOBS? FROM LAWYERS, TO JANITORS? THEY ARE ALSO PEOPLE THAT ENJOY "SPORTS"? TRUE? WHY?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It is proven every year in sports, that when there is only one winner, that is just not good at all for everyone else. How hospitable of an environment would that make?

    I see some people all the time apply competing to any and everything, and that only makes them miserable, and the only ones who know how to do things.

    So no, all evidence has been in on it since even 1920, when they proved it in the roaring 20s, that competitiveness can have a place, but is not a thing to make ones life solely about.

  • 3 years ago

    To be competitive to a certain extent can be good especially when it comes to landing a job for example. Being willing to put the effort and work in to get a good job as well as having a good personality can bring about some good results. But, if a person's only ambition is to beat everybody at EVERYTHING, then that's a problem. That's where ego gets in the way and often a big ego distorts a person's true personality and can often lead to not getting a job or losing it if they are too difficult to deal with. But in everyday life, if a person just does the best they can for themselves and not to beat everybody else, they are better off. Some don't have the confidence to compete, and that can be a problem if they really need a boost in a job or elsewhere in their lives.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Way of life, beliefs, incapacity etc.

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