The Clifton StrengthsFinder theme of Competition causes people who have it as one of their top Strengths to measure their progress and performance against others.
This type of person is driven to be the best and they work exceptionally hard to excel. They have a need to compare their performance against the performance of others. They generally love to compete and to win.
People who are gifted with this Strength in or near the top of their Strengths Themes have the ability to raise the bar for others and they can often stimulate others to a higher level of achievement.
If you happen to have the Strength Theme of Competition, you have a gift and a potential curse. The curse side of Competition is that you need to learn to harness the power of this gift. Too much of a good thing often has a downside. That is the case with Competition.