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Shedding tears over board games, hustling to make it onto public transport faster than the person next to you, screaming at the TV when the guy on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire can’t answer fast enough…
Does any of this ring a bell? There’s a good chance you’re an overly competitive person.
But if you’re still not convinced, here are 11 telltale signs…
1. Your loved ones never want to play board games with you.
Fighting, getting embroiled in screaming matches, completely annihilating the board when you realise you might lose… these are totally normal parts of the game, right?
2. You will go to great lengths to win.
Memorising the answers to every question in Trivial Pursuit so you can always win is not a foreign concept to you.
3. You don't let kids win. Ever.
You will beat a five-year-old in a running race and then gloat about it without batting an eyelid. It's only fair. They need to learn about losing sooner or later. (Post continues after gallery.)
4. There is no such thing as a "casual" argument.
You can never let a argument go unresolved, no matter how insignificant. You will always check Google/IMDB/Wikipedia to prove you're right. You'll then raise the topic again the next morning, just to get your point across.
5. Team sports can get a litttttle out of hand.
People who only know you through being on a sport team probably think you're a very different person to those who don't.
6. The gym is a battlefield.
When you're on the treadmill, you're constantly adjusting your speed and intensity so it's higher than the person next to you (not that they necessarily realise it's a race...). (Post continues after video.)
7. A "fun" game? What's that?
Innocent activities like Easter egg hunts turn into the Hunger Games when you're involved.
8. Fundraising can get out of control.
You're going to win... even if it means buying your own raffle tickets.
9. You drive like you’re playing a game of Mario Kart.
People are genuinely afraid to get in the car with you.
10. You're in it to win it. No exceptions.
Whoever said, "It's not about winning, it's about taking part" is clearly deluded. IF YOU'RE IN IT TO WIN IT, "TAKING PART" DOESN'T MEAN SHIT.
11. You can totally act cool when you lose.
But, on the rare occasion when a loss does happen, you can totally act cool... right?
Are you insanely competitive? What's the most ridiculous length you've gone to to win?