19 Things Everyone Who's God-Awful At Losing Knows To Be True

    It's not the taking part that counts.

    1. For as long as you can remember, you've never been good at losing.

    2. Defeat just isn't something that comes naturally to you.

    3. So when it does happen, you don't always act in a rational manner.

    4. Hell, sometimes your behaviour in the face of loss is just downright immature.

    5. Although you're always quick to deny your saltiness.

    6. You've developed a bit of a reputation among friends and family for being this way.

    7. It's got to the point where no one wants to play with you any more.

    8. So you sometimes choose to avoid certain games.

    9. You know that it's not the taking part that counts: It's all about the winning.

    10. Board games are a special kind of hell.

    11. And god help anyone who's ever on the same team as you.

    12. Sometimes you can't help but become overly competitive.

    13. And when you're in competition mode, you're prepared to do whatever it takes to win – even if that does mean bending the rules a little.

    14. Even though you take the rules very, very seriously.

    15. When you do lose, you're quick to try to find an excuse.

    16. You're not always gracious in victory.

    17. And you're definitely not always gracious in defeat.

    18. It's something you're working on.

    19. But hey, at the end of the day, you can't really practise at something that rarely ever happens.