I've been thinking a fair bit on this issue lately, especially after a conversation with my partner. Differences in competitiveness can obviously have an influence on how much people enjoy playing things together so I figured it was something worth looking into.
As a competitive player I'm constantly seeking strategies that will help improve my game and perhaps do well relative to the others. Obviously I like to win, but I don't mind losing as well: It just means my strategy wasn't good enough.
Anyhow I'm curious what it's like to play strategy games from a non-competitive person's perspective. Do you feel a strong drive to find the 'best' strategies? How do you usually react to other people that come across as extremely strategy driven?
If I were to use chess as an example. It's hard to imagine what it's like to play these games from a non-competitive players point of view given the nature of the game. What would your motivation be in this scenario?
PS. I suppose this question can be applied to anything that is interactive such as tennis etc.