I find it funny when people absolutely have to see themselves as independent. Nobody can tell them what to do. If they decide to do something, its their decision to do so no matter what anybody says. They may in fact do the opposite of what is suggested to them just to spite that person.
It's like those cartoons where the sidekick makes a suggestion for a plan and the boss smacks the him and tells them that they're stupid. Moments later the boss man will exclaim, "I just had a great idea, Mugsy!" The boss then recounts the exact plan that was just stated by the underling to great comedic fanfare. Cartoon from the forties? Funny! Real life? Not so much.