Are You A Good Sport, Sore Winner, Sore Loser,

@Rozie37 (15503)
Turkmenistan
December 29, 2008 4:44am CST
Or totally impossible to play with at all? I have been playing a game on Facebook with my new found cousin for the last few months. Every time I would be in the lead, for some reason, I would feel bad. But then when she was leading, I would bug her to go ahead and take her next turn, so then I could play and beat the pants off of her. Then all of a sudden, I was really leading in a game and she quit competing with me altogether. When I asked her about it, she came up with some lame excuses about how the game was too slow at times. But I had been having the same problems and it had been that way since the beginning. I emailed her back and said that I was so glad that she had mentioned that. I said, I had been having the same problem, but was afraid to mention it, less you think I was using it as an excuse when I was losing. I know that I probably should not have said that, but it was the truth. I do not think that a good sport should start making excuses when they are losing. How are you at competitive games?
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9 responses
• United States
31 Dec 08
I am not good at games and usually do not win so I am a good loser. I have been losing all my life so I have plenty of practice at it.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
2 Jan 09
Oh no, that is a very sad story. One of the ways that I get good at a game is to practice playing by myself, if at all possible.
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• United States
3 Jan 09
I have never thought about playing by myself.
• United States
6 Jan 09
thanks for best response
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Dec 08
I play scrabble I lose more games than I win but that is okay I love the game and I don't play to win or lose I play because I love it and it helps me to win down when I have had a busy day and I need a break and I have played the game for 35 years now and I will continue to play it. So I am just neutral if I win it is great if I don't there is always a next game.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
31 Dec 08
I have this awesome love affair with words. I like playing word games and Scrabble is certainly my favorite. I can not get many people to play offline, so I would like to find a good game online, but as yet, I have not had much success. Playing games are both fun and relaxing for me too.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
31 Dec 08
oh I play scrabble on line now, you can play a single game or go to the many tournaments that they offer, it is fun,
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
Hi Rozie dear! Oh I think your cousin does not like losing at all. haha..Well, of course I never like to lose, I would prefer it if I will be winning but I have learned to accept the fact that I can't win all the time in whatever game I am playing. I never am a sour loser nor a sore winner. When I lose, I get sad but I do share the happiness of the winner. And when I win, I really am happy but I see to it that I don't become arrogant with my being a winner. Take care dear friend! God Bless You Always! lovelots..faith210
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
31 Dec 08
Hey you!!! I haven't seen you around these parts in a while and I can honestly say that I missed you. Yes, I believe that it is more important to have fun playing the game, than to focus too much on winning or losing. God bless you, too.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
Hi dear friend! I have missed you too! I am just glad that I am back here. I have been away here for almost three months but I am just so happy to be able to catch up on you my friend. Wishing your new year to be full of blessings dear friend! Take care always! Happy New Year! lovelots..faith210
• Australia
27 Jan 09
I'm a good sport. I see no use in huffing and puffing about losing, or rubbing it in another persons face if they lose, as that is just using up too much energy that could be better put to use. I have a competative streak, that I won't deny, but my competition is always with myself. If someone beats me, then I accept that and work on ways to improve for next time. Self improvement is on going, and without it, we stop growing as a person and stop living life as it should be lived. I know that there are sore losers and sore winners out there, but they are only hurting themself in the end, and probably have a pretty lonely life.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
27 Jan 09
I like your style. I too want to keep growing and learning. I want to be the best me that I can possibly be.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Depends on whom I'm playing against. I hate losing to my hubby because he rubs it in when I lose. We both are competitive when it comes to competing against each other. I don't like to lose at anything but am pretty much a good sport when I do lose.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
2 Jan 09
Most men like to rub it in and gloat. I believe that this is just another part of their macho, male, ego, make-up, thingy.
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
30 Dec 08
I am at par in case of sports. I love to play sports and that too each and every kind of sport. I guess due to irregularity in sports the level is going down day by day. I think we should regularly be active in sports for our body and mind.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
31 Dec 08
Alright, that sounds good.
• Malaysia
30 Dec 08
I'm not a competing person in real life, at least I feel that there is not need to compete for most of the things that I want. I believe I'm a "sore winner" (if I understand the term correctly, it means a person that feels bad when they win) most of the time. I hate to see others feel sad because they lost as I don't take losing or winning as an important aspect in competitions. However, there are exceptions though, I love to compete with my best friend, perhaps she's the only person I enjoy having intensed competition. She's a great sport and always strive for the win and it kind of motivates me to do the same. Excuses doesn't determine a good sport or not for me, unless you give the excuse just to forget to strive from your lost. If you strive to do your best and honour the better (even if it's not always you) I believe, you'll always be a good sport.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
31 Dec 08
To me, a sore winner is someone who gloats and brags so bad that it makes their opponent feel much worse and everyone around wants them to just shut up and move on. I was not taught to be competitive, but to just do your best. When I am playing games, I do it because I enjoy the closeness it affords the players.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I'm not into sports however when playing a board game or any other type of game, I'm a happy player whether I win or not. I know that no one can't be a winner all the time besides, where is the fun in winning all the time? I just laugh it off when I lose and laugh even more when I win. lol
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
31 Dec 08
That is a very good attitude to have. Sore winners and losers take all the fun out of the game and that is all it should be about, fun.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
I have never been a sore loser, nor an exalted winner. Most of us want to be a winner but in any game there can only be one winner. So far I have never complained after losing a game even when the winner used devious means. I told my students that as long as we have tried our best there is nothing to be ashamed of. There is more to life than just winning in games. As for the cheaters they should remember that life is like being on a wheel. all the best, rosdimy
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
31 Dec 08
Oh, alright, sounds good.