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13th Jun, 2019 12:51:24 PM

I think you might be looking at Zig-Zagged or downplayed Unknown Rival- Bob's aware of Alice and that she feels this way, but to him the rivalry might as well not exist except that its the reason Alice won't leave him alone.

There's also a good chance Bob is a Cavalier Competitor who isn't nearly as invested in the competition as Alice.

14th Jun, 2019 02:25:53 AM

In this case, not so much not invested as entirely uninterested. As in, when Alice keeps insisting they have a contest he finally gives in but makes no effort to defend his title, blatantly lets her win, or outright gives her the trophy she wants without a fight.


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