Tabetha (trivher) wrote in polloftheday,
Tabetha
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Ultimate winner?

My husband gets very angry/upset when playing games and loses. If it's just us he really lets his feelings show, such as yelling, cursing, throwing things, etc. Around others he's much more calm but still let's some anger show. At the moment he is playing a racing game on the xbox 360 lost the current challenge and vowed never to play again (of course three seconds later he is). He gets upset if I tell him to calm down, claiming he's just a competitive person and it's a good thing. My response? He's acting like a spoiled brat. Oh! My favorite "excuse" reason he gives for losing when playing computer games such as Mario Party is the computer's set-up to win and sometimes screws the humans up so his losing was NOT his fault. It never is.....



1 being not at all and 10 being life or death - How important is winning to you?

Mean: 5.00 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.01
1
0(0.0%)
2
9(13.8%)
3
10(15.4%)
4
7(10.8%)
5
13(20.0%)
6
8(12.3%)
7
10(15.4%)
8
6(9.2%)
9
2(3.1%)
10
0(0.0%)

Would you play with someone who you know to be a sore loser?

Yes, it's just a game
8(12.5%)
Yes, but I'd tell them I find their reaction is in bad taste
22(34.4%)
No, not worth it
30(46.9%)
Other
4(6.2%)

Which of the following type of games do you play?

Computer PC games
1(1.6%)
Game system games (xbox, playstation, etc)
2(3.1%)
Board games
1(1.6%)
Card games
0(0.0%)
Sport games
0(0.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)

Hypothectical question - You have a 10 year old child and in a fit of anger after losing a video game breaks the $300 dollar system and a few days later asks for another you...

Never buy one again, making them pay for it
39(62.9%)
Never buy one again and don't allow them to pay for it
7(11.3%)
After discussing proper behaviors/rules buy it
5(8.1%)
Buy it without any discussions, after all kids are kids
0(0.0%)
Other
11(17.7%)
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