Transactional Analysis analyzes social transactions to determine the ego state of the patient (whether parent-like, childlike, or adult-like) as a basis for understanding behavior.
A Child ego state is defined as a state in which people behave, feel, and think similarly to how they did in childhood. For example, a person who receives a poor evaluation at work may respond by looking at the floor and crying or pouting, as when scolded as a child. Conversely, a person who receives a good evaluation may respond with a broad smile and a joyful gesture of thanks.
Within each ego state there are subdivisions, for a Child ego state the associated behavior can either be more natural (Free Child), or behavior can be adapted to the world around us (Adapted Child). The Rebellious Child is a kind of Adapted Child, that adapts their feelings and behaviors to the world around them using rebelling.
A Rebellious Child would be someone that responds to a poor evaluation with rebellion: If people don't appreciate what I do, I might as well not try at all or do things wrong on purpose.
When you ask a Rebellious Child to do something, they may rebel and not do it. I am at a complete loss when another person seems to be in such an ego state and just refuses to cooperate. It can be either that I get the feedback "I do not want", or I get complete silence (and eventually a very expressive face).
When encountering a person using a Rebellious Child ego state, how can I get past the strong barrier of rebellion, and have some constructive communication and hopefully get them to do what needs to be done?
PS: While the question is tagged 'academic research', I'd prefer information / sources targeted to regular people, rather than targeted to experienced psychiatrists and other professionals/academics.