Being an elite athlete requires relationship and team working skills. It is not just about you as an individual, it is about you as a member of a broader team even when you are playing in an individual sport. The athletes that create the most favorable impression with their coaches, supporters, sponsors, and team-mates are those that handle themselves well and demonstrate people skills. These athletes listen to other people’s ideas and suggestions, they invite feedback and constructive criticism, they show respect to their coach and teammates, they are engaging and fun to be with, and they handle their emotions well. If you act like a prima donna, then you'll quickly turn your coaches, teammates, sponsors, and supporters off. Surrender the need for individual glory for the good of the team and show that you understand that winning and success come from team chemistry and the total team effort.