reverse psychology

reverse psychology
(in nontechnical use) a method of getting another person to do what one wants by pretending not to want it or to want something else or something more.

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noun [noncount]
: a method of getting someone to do what you want by pretending not to want it or by pretending to want something else

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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