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Is there a word for someone having a preference for a belief of any kind, while having believed very different views previously, in a contrarian sense? To believe something as a result of or partly caused by believing the opposite prior, and having some newfound awakening thereby giving the person a preference for said belief? A word for thinking one was wrong before and making that partly why they believe something opposite than before now, not directly caused by it, but supported by it.

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    If you're using the term contrarian in its usual sense, the person who reversed their contrarian thinking has recanted and is now orthodox. – Lawrence Apr 19 at 2:00

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