Example, imagine someone tells a bald person: "You would be a terrible hair stylist; you have no hair!" Even though this person (the bald one) isn't interested in hair-styling, they decide to become a hair stylist JUST because they've been told they can't.

So, what is the name of that feeling?

(P.S.: English isn't my first language, I'm sorry if I spelled something wrong.)

  • The old fashioned word for it is contrariness. – The Photon Mar 14 at 5:32

contrariness The person who habitually displays this trait is sometimes called a contrarian.

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    This would be improved with a dictionary reference for the chosen word. – KillingTime Mar 14 at 7:35
  • Excellent suggestion. – Gregory Washburn Mar 16 at 20:55

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