I'm not, by nature, a very competitive person. One of the reasons I like being an engineer is because mostly you're competing against your own goals, or nature, or a particularly tricky problem or something like that, rather than directly against other humans. I like the fact that when I win, it doesn't mean someone else had to lose. Additionally, I generally try to set my goals independent of how well other people do. Obviously I try to keep some perspective, but I'm OK not being the best at something if I can objectively look at my performance and say that I did a good job. This is not universal, though. I worked with some attorneys for a while who relished the competition. They ran into it, rather than away from it, and were fully comfortable with their endeavors. It's not just about objectively "big" things either. There is a leaderboard in Angry Birds, and you can bet that there are a number of people jockeying for the top spots on it. FOCUS: Are you competitive or not? Are you competitive about some things but not others? If so, what and why?