All the protagonists are competing with you so of course there will be some tension. I rather enjoy that tension tbh. It keeps me on my toes and I have to be careful with my choices.
Can't compete when they have far superior abilities then you all the time, even by end game NPCs who are lower level will have all these amazing abilities that you never get.
Hell, where the fk is my "Source Blast", we see that being used at level 1 by Wendigo when she's like lvl 8 or some crap.
Really, almost all NPC's are obnoxious and know it all, and i pretty much agree with what has been said up there ^. They all apparently know you're godwoken, except the magisters that are roaming around lol.