Reverse Psychology Backfire


(permanent link) added: 2010-08-27 12:40:19 sponsor: Vree (last reply: 2010-08-29 22:10:59)

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A character tries Reverse Psychology on another. Unfortunately, there was never a need for it in the first place, and so the person does just what they didn't want them to to - and on their own request too.

Examples:
  • Jon once tries to keep Garfield away from the curtains by asking him to sharpen his claws on it. It does not work.
  • (I don't remember the name of the series - I think it was "Bepo's Men"? It's a police drama.) A father tries to keep her daughter from entering the police force by telling her that she should, thinking that it is just a phase for her and she just says she wants to be one to spite him. She doesn't.
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