This characteristic of mine is one that I own and I own it well. It actually comes in handy as a teacher. I'm not a pushover. Crocodile tears don't even work or puppy dog eyes. Sorry, Charlie. I have always had to have things go my way particularly while growing up. I remember when we had to go to Sizzler and I was adamant about not going in there. I refused to eat there. When everyone else got out of the car to go into the restaurant. I stayed in the car and just waited. I don't remember why I refused to eat there. It eventually went out of business (the one here in town). The hubs and I actually walked by it while we were doing laundry. Our laundromat is right next door to the former Sizzler. As we walked by I told him that it was the "infamous" Sizzler. He said he thought that it used to be a Sizzler. I guess the exterior still screams out Sizzler.
Being so stubborn, I am insistent that I can give each of my student's a backbone so nobody is capable of walking all over them. I don't want to send up wimpy 1st graders! For some it is harder to discover their inner strength and some just don't have it. It's sad.