It’s All an Act
Ask any cat owner how to discipline their cat and they won’t give you an answer. It’s not because they don’t want to share their cat-training abilities with you; it’s because they themselves have no clue how to do it. You can scold your cat all you want, but in the end, it’ll all be for naught.
This comic perfectly describes the feline thought process and how they deal with scolding. At first, they’ll act as if they’re afraid and run away, but after a few feet, they’ll turn right around and stare you down. This is a sign that your cat is asserting dominance over you, and most of the time, it works.