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 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.
OBryantKing added Doing Something Perfectly (in-game or Real Life) the First Time. We all know we feel like badasses when we do this.
Saying the Jeopardy Answer Out Loud Before They Do on TV Ken Jennings has nothing on you.
Playing Board Games with Friends "Just for Fun" Your friends don't even think about suggesting a game of Monopoly.
Beating the ETA on your GPS 30 minutes to Santa Monica? We'll see about that.
Getting Better Grades Than Their Friends Have fun not taking English 101, dorks.
Being Into Something Before It Was Cool Hope you're ready to hear about how "cheese rolling" was so five years ago.
Their High Score on Arcade Games If you saw King of Kong, you know how competitive nerds can get over their high scores.
Losing Weight You're trying to lose those last five pounds? Well we're losing 10!
Their Salary What better way to develop a friendship hierarchy than to make more money than your friends?
Rock Paper ScissorsThis schoolyard pastime is even a pro sport!
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.
Danielle Dauenhauer added Never Being Too Injured To Play
Having Dogs Like Them WE WILL BE FRIENDS WITH ALL THE PRETTY PUPPIES!
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.
Danielle Dauenhauer added Never Being Sick
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.
How Much They Can Bench Do you even lift bro?
Arm Wrestling The fastest way to be emasculated is to lose an arm wrestling match.
Having the Best Christmas Decorations The best part about having the best Christmas decorations is that you also have the biggest electrical bill.
Holding Their Breath We'll just be down here, thinking about how much better we are than you.
Finishing a Novel Before the Rest of Your Book Club Who needs a month to read Wuthering Heights?
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.
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.
Having the Nicest Lawn The best way to let everyone know you're the king of the neighborhood is to have a bangin' lawn.
They Will Have the BEST Wedding There should be a gold medal for going down the aisle.
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.