Competitive Spirit: Helpful or Hurtful?
The researchers were also looking at something else during the trials — namely how competitive versus cooperative contexts would impact players’ performance. While some participants were told they were playing against two other players in each round, another set of participants were told they were playing with them. Turns out teamwork made a big difference in how well they ultimately performed. In the team-player situations, participants experienced opposite performance effects from the competition scenario: Playing with other rock stars made them raise their game, while playing with low performers tended to drag them down.
For the cyclist:
Now my take on being competitive is simple coming out of the last 7 months preparing for a single race that is once a year. I think