I’ve noticed that the more people try to push or cajole me into doing something, the more resistant I become to doing it. I could give several examples. One that stands out is when a colleague invited me to an out-of-town seminar that, for various reasons, I did not want to attend. Afterwards, in conversation with some other people, she said that she “didn’t work on me enough”. Mentally, I noted that it would be nearly impossible to convince me to ever go to this thing in future years because I hate being “worked on”.
Is this just me, or is this a common thing?