by Ron Kurtus (revised 17 August 2018)
Probably the most common type of competition is when individuals compete against each other. Types of individual competitions may be classified as performance, head-to-head, or predatory competitions.
Questions you may have include:
- What is an individual performance competition?
- What is a head-to-head competition?
- What can happen in a predatory attack?
This lesson will answer those questions.
In a performance competition, you try to do your best in order to win over your competitors. You do nothing to hinder the performance of the other person. Examples include:
- Seeking a job with a company
- Playing a round of golf in a tournament
- Getting a good grade in school
In a head-to-head individual competition, you not only try to do your best but you also work to prevent your opponent from succeeding. Examples include:
- Playing tennis with an opponent
- Winning an argument
- Running for public office
An individual in a predatory competition can attack an unsuspecting person as a way to win a reward. A good example is when a bully attacks a weaker person.
If the opponent is able to fight back, it may become a head-to-head contest.
When individuals compete against each other, the competition may be classified as performance, head-to-head, or predatory competitions.
Do your best
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