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Is It OK To Have Competitive Feelings Towards Your Friends?

Many times even the best of friends try to one up each other or talk about each other's weaknesses and downfalls to try and make themselves feel better. We are all guilty of it, but is this kind of competition healthy or catty?

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honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I know what you mean I feel the same way with my sister in law!
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
its weird cos i have this 'competitive' clothing thing going on with my sis-in-law we are the same age with a difference of a few months and i feel i have to dress up around her cos she always notices what im wearing and i can feel her looking at my style. The same goes for me, i dont know if she feels she has to dress up but when i see her i look at her style and if theres something i like i might go out and buy the same but never wear it around her! Its not an evil jealousy i think its more of an envious thing, theres one thing i have to say though my dressing has improved!! so i guess some competitiveness is good as it makes us strive to do better..
pinksugah pinksugah 10 years
it sure has some pros & cons. I think its a very good way to motivate yourself as long as you can control your feelings but it gets nasty once you're controlled by them
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
i am one of the least competitive people i know. i never have seen how someone else having something means there is "less" available for me. if you always do your best, meaning your best at that moment and you have bad moments, that's all anyone can do. everyone has different resources and talents; that's just how it is. i'm bringing naughty back :naughty_elves:
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