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Me: not at all, because I'm not a child. Awful characteristic in a person.
I deal dreadfully with disappointment. I take it very personally, I am sullen, sometimes tearful and engulfed in rage and desolation.
I move on very quickly though- there's always something else, better, to focus on.
So in short- absolutely terrible loser, but I get over it quickly. Fortunately it doesn't happen very often ;)
I sit there thinking how on earth am I going to be able to carry on living with such pain / agony / rage / desolation. Fast forward to five minutes after the game / match and I've forgotten all about it.
Not a fucking chance.
And if you do happen to beat me, it'll just be luck. Not your skill. Or me having an off day.
So fuck you.
marginally worse winner, mind.
I will literally try to murder you if you do this
And I think that's probably true for a lot of people.
It's a shitheap game either way, but at least it could be a quicker shitheap game without incredible bullshit like Chance money going into a pool that Free Parking collects, etc etc.
got a couple of specific pals who will make up the most *baffling* variants to stuff like Catan that just really obviously breaks the game, and then I just have to simmer and pick between being rude about it or sitting through a game I can't get that invested in...
as its a good way of getting people into playing other games/ board game mindset
I just don't think it's a very good game in its own right and that there are better alternatives. I feel the same about Ticket To Ride.
Each to their etc though, obviously. Ludicrous thing to get snobbish about.
Oh so I'm slightly better than someone else at an ultimately futile activity? Couldn't give a shit. Literally couldn't give a shit.
Understand the world is made all the better by people who aren't like me though, because otherwise there'd just be a gaping chasm where sport used to be.
inwardly: a black pool of rage
outwardly you'd think I gave the square root of fuck all. It is very important to be able to fake this in life.
I hate petty shit.
But obviously the petty stuff grates more.
I'm too charming IRL to ever face any major disappointments
that's supposed to be entertainment- to let it rile you is the opposite of entertainment.
I'm talking about putting in months of work for something and it coming to nothing/ going to a competitor/ being let down by somebody or something or similar.
how strange life must be for real humans =)
Mostly I don't care though. Losing is just a way to learn to do things better.
I'm not competitive though.
In games/sport/etc. Couldn't really care less.
In important stuff, I guess I am a very motivated to achieve and will brood deeply if I am not the best. I rarely lose at that stuff though :P
then i calm down, and start plotting....
as it's work. I am a very sore loser over work stuff, make no mistake! But then realise it's counter productive and as you say, get on with life again (and maybe a small amount of plotting.)
Work isn’t removed from the equation if it’s something you’re in competition for. If you’re pitching for business and you don’t get it for instance and you’re a `sore loser` about it – then that’s a perfectly relevant example.
Working hard and being let down by someone (to use your earlier post) aren’t examples of the same thing – the question’s about your innately competitive nature. If you ask me.
Got beat at ten pin bowling by my partner who was 8 months pregnant at the time. There was a group of us playing, I was gutted / raging.
Consoled myself by drinking alcohol.
They're still putting doors on and replacing windows I broke after losing football in P.E at school. Now though, I just don't care. If winning means that much to someone, fuck 'em.
because mainly when i see a board game isn't going in my favour, I'll flip the board and storm off.
Now I let the rage build and channel it into something else.
had a pretty frustrating loss in the last BJJ tournament I had but it just inspired me to work harder (and also learn how to escape from guillotine chokes).
although, relatedly, this morning someone stood on my toe, apologised, and i didn't say "don't worry" or anything, just left the bad vibes of my sore toe out
This is why I've always been a fan of RPGs.
You sound like a Keeper.
genuinely don't give a toss about winning anything
probably why I am where I am in life tbh
and rue my stupid decisions. It is why I am terrible at gambling, even if I win I wish I had put more money on it.
I am horrendously competitive. Always have been. If there's no one to compete with I will compete with myself. (Totally blaming my dad from this; he turns everything into a competition :/ ) That said I am nowhere near as bad as quite a lot of the CD community (one of whom had an actual breakdown because he lost his first game on tv and used this to guilt trip the producer into being allowed on again within a few years. Won the series second time round but everyone hated him, lol) and ironically the only time I've lost something and been genuinely OK with it is losing my quarter final.