culture Things Competitive People Are Competitive About  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Competitive people: vote up the little things in life that you HAVE TO win/beat/be good at.

Why are people so competitive? Show us a person who doesn’t like competition and we’ll show you someone that’s afraid of losing. We know that makes us sound like a total psycho but there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be the best at something, whether it’s playing chess in the park or being able to name every member of the bridge crew on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The feeling of stiff competition is like the thrill of the hunt for many, especially those type A folks. Once you’ve had a taste you want nothing else. And even if you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “I’m not a wacko competitive person,” YOU’RE WRONG! Take a look at this list of things competitive people care about and we’ll bet that you’ll find something on there that gets your engines firing.

Competition can come in a variety of forms. It can be anything from playing a board game, to eating food, to pushing yourself to do better despite whatever odds you’re facing. And even though competition can be a good thing, in our experience it usually ends in someone screaming, and maybe even breaking the thing they were using to compete. About half of the things on this list half definitely ended in a couple of screaming matches, and we bet some of them are going to surprise you.

Vote up the items that you think matter the most to the competitive personality and if there’s something that you just have to win at, add it to the list.

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Being Right is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Being Right If you've ever gotten into a fight over who played the fourth Doctor on Doctor Who, the competitive gene may be floating freely through your body. 

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About The Best Baby Names For Twins

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Saying the Jeopardy Answer Out... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Saying the Jeopardy Answer Out Loud Before They Do on TV Ken Jennings has nothing on you.

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Playing Board Games with Frien... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Playing Board Games with Friends "Just for Fun" Your friends don't even think about suggesting a game of Monopoly.

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Beating the ETA on your GPS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Beating the ETA on your GPS 30 minutes to Santa Monica? We'll see about that.

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Doing Something Perfectly (in-... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
OBryantKing added Doing Something Perfectly (in-game or Real Life) the First Time. We all know we feel like badasses when we do this.

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Being Into Something Before It... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Being Into Something Before It Was Cool Hope you're ready to hear about how "cheese rolling" was so five years ago.

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Their High Score on Arcade Gam... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Their High Score on Arcade Games If you saw King of Kong, you know how competitive nerds can get over their high scores.

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Winning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
SomeDudeinCO added Winning

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Getting Better Grades Than The... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Getting Better Grades Than Their Friends Have fun not taking English 101, dorks.

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Rock Paper Scissors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Rock Paper Scissors This schoolyard pastime is even a pro sport!

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Losing Weight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Losing Weight You're trying to lose those last five pounds? Well we're losing 10!

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Never Being Too Injured To Pla... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Danielle Dauenhauer added Never Being Too Injured To Play

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Drinking is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Drinking Whether it's at a game of beer pong, or at a drinking competition, you know a really puffy guy is SLAMMING drinks right now.

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Their Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Their Cars Guys love to compete over who has the coolest car. Not us though, we're confident that our Kia is as cool as it comes.

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Their Salary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Their Salary What better way to develop a friendship hierarchy than to make more money than your friends?

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Getting More "Likes" o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Getting More "Likes" on Facebook and Instagram Than Their Friends If it drives you crazy when your friend posts the same photo as you on Facebook and gets more likes, then you might be a little competitive.

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Having Dogs Like Them is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Having Dogs Like Them WE WILL BE FRIENDS WITH ALL THE PRETTY PUPPIES!

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Never Being Sick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Danielle Dauenhauer added Never Being Sick

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Arm Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Arm Wrestling The fastest way to be emasculated is to lose an arm wrestling match.

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How Much They Can Bench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
How Much They Can Bench Do you even lift bro?

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Holding Their Breath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Holding Their Breath We'll just be down here, thinking about how much better we are than you.

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Having the Best Christmas Deco... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Having the Best Christmas Decorations The best part about having the best Christmas decorations is that you also have the biggest electrical bill. 

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Who Has the Biggest Engagement... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Who Has the Biggest Engagement Ring The only way to show the world that someone loves you is to wear a ring bigger than the moon.

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Who Can Grow the Biggest Beard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Who Can Grow the Biggest Beard Who is the manliest man? Obviously it's the man who can fit a family of birds in his beard.

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Finishing a Novel Before the R... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Finishing a Novel Before the Rest of Your Book Club Who needs a month to read Wuthering Heights?

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How Fast They Ran a Marathon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
How Fast They Ran a Marathon There's nothing like the hubris of someone who wasted a morning running with a bunch of other sweaty over achievers.

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Having the Nicest Lawn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Having the Nicest Lawn The best way to let everyone know you're the king of the neighborhood is to have a bangin' lawn.

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Eating the Most Hot Dogs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Eating the Most Hot Dogs If it wasn't a real competition, there wouldn't be a belt.

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They Will Have the BEST Weddin... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
They Will Have the BEST Wedding There should be a gold medal for going down the aisle.

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Seeing Who Can Make The Uglies... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Seeing Who Can Make The Ugliest Face It's called "gurning," and people take it very seriously.

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Air Guitaring is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Air Guitaring You know who's cool? People who air guitar. You know who's the coolest?  The best air guitarist in the world!

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Air Sex is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things Competitive People Are Competitive About
Air Sex We're not the best at air sex, but we can imagine that it's like being the best at making smoothies.