I'm looking for the word that means: someone told you that you'd fail, so you did it.

Like... someone says you'd be a horrible father, and you become one and become the best father ever. Someone tells you that that they would never imagine you as a tattoo artist, and you become one and become very successful.

Like, being determined to do something and succeed, only because someone said you wouldn't succeed in it.

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There is a phrase that is commonly used like an adjective which has that meaning:

She had an I'll-show-them attitude.

You could also say that this attitude is a kind of defiance.


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