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I prefer competition to collaboration. Is this compatible with a career in software?
I'm an intermediate dev who has been doing this for 4 years now. Of late, I have lately only been motivated when my work is competing against someone else's such as in an RFP, as part of our innovation competition, or as part of our sprint (we keep score using points, so I like to pile those up).
If it is just collaborative day of day to day work with no clear success/fail evaluation, I sometimes call in sick and stay in bed and sleep all day like a lazy person. I just no longer care/can be bothered with things which are not my sole responsibility.
I've had this problem for a while. I tried changing jobs 5 months to mitigate it and move to a less team based role, but I still ended up with this problem again.
I can't continue dragging myself to work everyday like this. Is there a way to have a competition based software career so that I can be motivated?