Challenge is the action and effect of challenging, a verb that refers to competing, challenging or provoking someone. A challenge can therefore be a competition where a rivalry is revealed. For example: “Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet in a challenge that will determine who is the best tennis player today”, “The challenge between the Argentine boxer and his Uruguayan rival will take place next month in Las Vegas”.
When a person challenges another and invites them to face each other in a fight, duel or competition, they also speak of a challenge: “I accepted my cousin’s challenge: tomorrow we are going to play a PlayStation tournament at his house”, “The challenge consists in going around the square three times in less than five minutes”, “No challenge can be so important as to put a man’s life at risk”.
Nature often presents itself as a challenge for human beings. See Abbreviation Finder for acronyms related to Challenge.
Different types of challenge
Challenging another person can consist of opposing their actions or will, generating a confrontation: “Don’t you dare to challenge me”, “Juan challenged his father telling him that he could live without his money”, “I am your mother and I am not going to accept any challenge from you. ”
Complicated situations that are difficult to resolve are considered challenges: “Living alone in an unknown country was a great challenge but I was able to progress”, “This position is the most important challenge of my professional career”.
Characteristics of a defiant attitude
When an individual approaches another, convinced of their superiority in something and proposes a challenge, we are facing a challenge. If the other person accepts the same, they must test each other, at the point they have agreed, and it will be tested who of the two has more capabilities to win.
In this type of action, the attitude of the person who proposes the challenge is fundamental. Many times, a person who answers with a certain arrogance is understood as “defiant”, when in reality his way of acting may be more related to a certain insecurity than to an overvaluation of his person. In the same way, when a child talks back to an adult, he is not necessarily challenging him, maybe he is really convinced of what he believes and simply wants to be heard.
A challenge between two people usually involves a competition or confrontation.
The positive of a challenge
Challenge is a positive thing; it is good that people put themselves to the test and face others to grow and progress in what they know how to do. However, sometimes it is shown as something negative because people do not understand the true meaning of this.
It is important, therefore, to educate on safety. If a child feels humiliated or inferior to another, she is likely to display a negative attitude and counterproductive defiance. On the other hand, if he feels calm and happy to be who he is, he will show an attitude of defiance in front of another with the aim of surpassing himself in something and not as a defensive or fearful attitude.
TV and disco programs
“Desafío” is, on the other hand, a reality show produced by Caracol Televisión that has been broadcast in Colombia since 2004 and an album by the Spanish band Barón Rojo that was released in 1992.
On Channel Four of Spanish television there is a program called Extreme Challenge and led by Jesús Calleja. In it, dangerous expeditions are carried out, to the most remote places in the world and we are presented with forms of life that we could not know otherwise.
Calleja is a Spanish mountaineer and adventurer who has overcome different challenges, among which is the ascent of Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. He is also a helicopter and light aircraft pilot. Extreme Challenge is broadcast on channels Cuatro and Energy.