Living With a Control Freak

May 9, 2008 at 12:34 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Living With a Control Freak

Deborah Ruiz Wall at work!

After about 36 years of married life my wife, Deborah, is embarking on a major personal and psychological work entitled: Living With a Control Freak – a study replete with gender issues and personal experience. As the protagonist in this work perhaps I shall enjoy the notoriety while squirming under the psychological/sociological knife.


From what I can gather Deborah’s thoughts and thesis are strongly allied with the following extract:

‘Control freak

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In psychology-related slang, control freak is a derogatory term for a person who attempts to dictate how everything around them is done. It can also refer to someone with a limited number of things that they want done a specific way; professor of clinical psychology Les Parrott wrote that “Control Freaks are people who care more than you do about something and won’t stop at being pushy to get their way.”[1]

In some cases, the control freak (Mallory) sees their constant intervention as beneficial or even necessary; this can be caused by feelings of superiority, believing that others are incapable of handling matters properly, or the fear that things will go wrong if they don’t attend to every detail. In other cases, they may simply enjoy the feeling of power it gives them so much that they automatically try to gain control of everything around them.’

I’m sure all my readers wish Deborah every success with this important academic work. 






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