Rebellious behavior is a behavior in which an individual refuses to obey rules or authority. A person, who demonstrates rebellious behavior, fights against standards they feel, for one reason or another, are unfair or don’t apply to them personally. Rebellious behavior is common and manifests in everyone at one time or another. However, these behaviors can become out of control, alienating the individual from functional society.
Rebellious behavior is a common trait amongst struggling teens. Troubled adolescents view authority as the enemy and feel as though they do not need to comply with any rules established by parents or any other type of an authority figure. Troubled adolescents don’t view parents setting boundaries as a way of keeping them safe. Instead, these teens view their parents as unfair tyrants or oppressors who only want to get in the way of the teen from having fun. It is this flawed way of thinking that influences a struggling adolescent to rebel against parents and authority figures with regularity.