stubborn; hard to control
As I child, I was obstinate, rebellious, self-willed, and independent, and have remained so until this day.
ob (by)#stinare (stand) (Latin)
contentious, headstrong, intractable, obstinate, recalcitrant, refractory
amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, tractable
obs+tin (ate), obsessive teens, they are stubborn, hard to control obs+tin+ate he ate tin so he is stubborn fellow as he is hard to control ob+stin+ate. stin means to stand. and a stubborn person will always stand by his view.