On The Couch
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On The Couch

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How to Tell if You’re Too Control Freaky

“My boss is a control freak,” the young man complained.

“She hovers over my shoulder all day long. It’s like she’s looking for mistakes.” He went on to describe the classic micro-manager, often cited in cases of bullying.

Later the same day I saw a young mother who was excessively anxious about her new baby’s wellbeing. She used the same label on herself. “It’s my own…

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Karen Nimmo

Karen Nimmo

Clinical psychologist, writer. Editor of On the Couch: Practical psychology for everyday life. karen@onthecouch.co.nz