im salty as shit, always have been… its a competitive thing. its REALLY hard to train so hard for something (ie hours of training mode/actual play against people) and not be mad when you lose thus proving that all that training you did was wasted and that you may in fact still be bad, or that you are simply inferior to the person you are playing against…
what helps me most is knowing my triggers… for me they are when i lose cause a move didnt come out… or better yet cause i dropped alot of stuff that i normally wouldnt against a certain skill level of opponent (ie laggy screen, different console etc) or when i get beaten by someone that i dont usually get beaten by /or have already put dominance against and figured i know that i should almost always win. and finally against people that play scrubby IE mash shit, reversal all day, get countered 4 times in a row and still dont learn but somehow manage to win cause i keep running into there random shit…
whats helped me keep more cool in all these situations isnt just getting better… that simply prolongs the issue imho… once you do get beat the old salt will be back.
nope for me it was simply realizing that my opponent is a ctually a person and that they want to win just as much as me and that the dont necessarily look down upon me as a person just because they beat me… whether there wins are extremely rare… or mine are.
everyone is going to use the cheapest shit they can and try for the win as much as possible, once i came to grips with that my salt went WAAY down and now i can lose to tier whores and scrubby play and not feel super bad and just run it back and try to get that W.
anywho its working for me, but like everything its a work in progress.
not taking the game seriously didnt work for me though as it just means that you lose more and salt will accumulate even further. respect for oneself and ones opponent is the only real thing that has worked. whether they are some lp dp laggy mashing ken that wins because of it or not… they are still people and seeing others as such makes wholely more enjoyable.
but the salt will always be there, just do whatever it takes for you personally to try and overcome it.