We’ve all noticed that having too much of a positive thing isn’t always a nice sign. We also understand that restraint and balance are essential for achievement and pleasure. When it comes to mental health, these standards still apply. It is generally known that a little healthy competition can help some people break out of their comfort bubble and achieve their goals. But what happens when the competitive pressure becomes too intense?
Being a little competitive is enjoyable for most individuals. Those that win, presumably, have a significantly higher level of satisfaction.
Competitiveness is a necessary factor for progress, for finding new answers to old issues, and for increasing production. Competition, on the other hand, can have a negative aspect. When competitiveness is brought to an extreme extent, particularly among the young, this negative side emerges.
Even when we’re striving to achieve something on our own, we may find ourselves trying to compare ourselves to others in our environment. At the workplace, the same approach is used. People will measure their achievements to those of their colleagues, either knowingly or unknowingly.
The constant display of someone with a larger apartment, a good career, or a healthier household on digital platforms adds to feelings of inadequacy.
In addition, schools and colleges promote a competitive atmosphere that can easily be exaggerated.
Achievers are always given preference. Those who are unable to achieve the same level of success frequently feel inferior.
Unhealthy competition has a number of significant adverse mental health consequences. Excessive and unethical rivalry can also result in stress, envy, and depression.