I believe yes. I believe most of them think “Why you won, and not me?” but they don’t dare to say it. So they say a fake “congratulations” instead, in order to be nice.
Most Helpful Girl
It's 10.36 pm and about an hour ago I went home after a long competition day. BUT I FAILED IT! Whereas my friend was the first runner up! Uh, I can guarantee that you can't understand my feeling at this time because it's very sick. I did more preparation than her, but she got trophy and money! And nothing for me... It's very sad... I wanna cry...
I thought this is not my lucky day. But be a grateful person would be wonderful that the jealous one. Then I realized it would be good if I congratulated her, threw all of my jealousy, and face the future. Be a better person.
P. S.: It was a storytelling competition.2
Most Helpful Guy
It is a given that some people do think this way, but I think most are genuinely congratulating the person who won. Of course everyone likes to win every once in a while, but that doesn't mean they are being falsely nice in spite of the person who won.1