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Discussion on: Benefits of Using Competitive Programming Sites??

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Kevin Woblick

I think it highly depends on which type of person you are.

If you tend to under-valuate yourself, or even worse tend to imposter, you can make things more worse. Most of us know the feeling if you encounter experts in your field and you feel like you know nothing at all. Sadly, this happened to me with the Advent of Code, where I saw so many good and clean solutions that I felt like I am the dumbest programmer on earth. I really advise beginners to stay away from those challenges if you are like this. It can destroy a lot of self esteem.

On the other side, if you are that highly competitive type of person, always searching for that bit of challenge and trying to push yourself to the limits; those sites are for you.

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Shahroz Ahmed Author

Hey Kevin good to see your response😊
I am a kind of person who really suffers from imposter syndrome and thats true some time I feel like I am not even a intermediate level of programmer even after learning and building projects.. thats why when I got to know that their is some thing like competitive programming, I feel like this is the solution of my syndrome.. I will do practice here, crack the challenges and become better in programming ..