Competitive Friends; Question

United States
December 28, 2008 5:24pm CST
Hey guys. Quick question. I have a close friend who seems to always try to compete with me. No matter what I am doing he always likes to reassure me that he is better and how big of a business person he really is. He has a lot of anxiety issues and weight problems. Is it that he is just jealous of me or something? He tries to compete with me with everything from excelling in personal life all the way to eating. Its getting extremely annoying. I know some of you may say why is he your friend, well there are some times that he is cool but when he is craving for attention he will make sure everyone knows about it. Very annoying over time. Has anyone been in this situation before?
2 responses
• United States
28 Dec 08
Yeah, it seems like he's got some issues and he tries to one up you as a way to make himself feel better. That's the problem with a lot of competitive people. Having a friend that's really competitive can be annoying, especially if you're a laid back person. All of my friends are like that. They feel like they have to one up me and they go nuts if a girl pays me any attention. I know exactly how you feel though. Just tell him to calm down and fall back with all of the competitiveness.
• Philippines
28 Dec 08
yes...we could never avoid this kind of attitude..this attitude is invetable..did you try giving advice to your you become friend if your attitude is common attitude within you..he always want to compete you..if that so..well he's not a good friend..or why not try to study his family background, his environment and everything...try to get up to know the very reason why he has this kind of attitude.