In the world of reverse psychology, there's using it on others. Then, there's using it on yourself.
A classic "on others" is to use it on your kids, especially teenagers. They have some classic form of oppoistional disorder hotwired into them. So parents learn to suggest one thing to achieve the other.
So when my 18-year-old son suggested that his mom was cooler than me, evidence item number one (and only, at least that this hearing) is "you have that ventriloquist dummy" - you might think...
YES! He's a teenager! He says the opposite! That means...I'm cool!
Well... That's my story and I'm sticking to it.