Control freaks have a strong need to control others because they believe they lack control themselves. So excessive need to control means the person is lacking control somehow in their own life. Anything that a person is unable to control in their life can induce feelings of lacking control.
What is wrong with control freaks?
In extreme cases, a control freak might be clinically diagnosed to be suffering from obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCD). Such people experience a lot of anxiety just being in the world, something that compels them to try and instill control over everything and everyone around them.
How do you deal with an insecure control freak?
Dont try to control a control freak. Judith Orloff advises, Be healthily assertive rather than controlling. Stay confident and refuse to play the victim. Most important, always take a consistent, targeted approach. Control freaks love a good power struggle; playing into it never ends well.
What is meant by control freak in bed?
In the slang of psychology, the colloquial term control freak describes a person with a personality disorder characterized by undermining other people, usually by way of controlling behavior manifested in the ways that they act to dictate the order of things in a social situation.