So I'm very curious to see how those factors correlate to your codeforces rating and other competitive programming accomplishments.
I hope that enough people will answer those questions so we'd get a representative sample and see what works on average and what doesn't.
1- How old were you when you solved your first competitive programming problem?
2- What is your primary programming language?
3- How many hours do you (on average) train weekly?
4- How many hours do you estimate that you've trained your entire life?
5- How many minutes do you spend on average thinking about a problem before giving up and reading the tutorial?
6- How many hours do you sleep on average?
7- Do you drink coffee and/or other caffeinated beverages during competitions?
8- Do you drink coffee and/or other caffeinated beverages during training?
9- How many years have you been training?
10- How much did your school promote critical thinking Rate on the scale of 1-10 (1 being rote learning all memorization no thinking at all and 10 being awesome super genius teachers)
11- How many months did it take you to reach Div 1?
I know that those are a lot of questions but please answer them so I can prepare some wonderful graphs and stats.
Also feel free to suggest any other factors that might have some impact.