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.
Please answer in this form because it will make the data much neater :D