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Abusive power and control

Control freaks are often perfectionists[13] defending themselves against their own inner vulnerabilities in the belief that if they are not in total control they risk exposing themselves once more to childhood angst.[14] Such persons manipulate and pressure others to change so as to avoid having to change themselves,[15] and use power over others to escape an inner emptiness.[16] When a control freak’s pattern is broken, the controller is left with a terrible feeling of powerlessness but feeling their pain and fear brings them back to themselves.[17]

In terms of personality-type theory, control freaks are very much the Type A personality, driven by the need to dominate and control.[18] An obsessive need to control others is also associated with antisocial personality disorder.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abusive_power_and_control

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