DOES PRESSURE EVER MAKE YOU WANT TO REBEL AND DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE THING OF WHAT IS BEING ASKED OF YOU?
Hehehehe. How much time do you have today?
I can answer this question in one of three ways:
a) No. I feel the request is valid and it is my 'job' (whether in a professional or social setting) to comply, even though it may cause stress. A lot of situations in a former job had this kind of situation. If one of the residents was getting worked up and threatening to hurt themselves or someone else it was my job to stop them (in the former case) or step in between them and their intended target (in the latter). Pressure? Loads. Run away. Not on my life.
b) Eh...no, probably not. Sometimes a request or order is valid, but delivered in a demeaning manner. That's when my hackles start to rise. Ninety-nine times out of 100 I would probably comply an do what is being asked.
c) All bets are off. If the person is on a power trip and enjoying lording it over other people (including me), then their request is difficult to fulfill and there is a definite desire on my part to push back. At the same job described earlier, I was assisting a resident (let's call her "J") in a wheelchair with transferring to the toilet, she began to holler. When I started in the home, she was getting around by use of a walker. But she would rather have people do things for her. So, while I was transferring her, one of the home 'officials' came and wanted to know why she was screaming. I said it was because the resident did not want to have to do any work, and that I was encouraging her to move so that she could retain her abilities as long as possible, and that I did not want to enable her into the wheelchair full-time. This staffer screamed at me that I "HAD TO" enable her, because J could not put any weight on her feet! I replied, "Uh, She just did." My voice might have been a little louder than usual.