Efforts to govern the actions of others that serve one’s own insecurity or need for order or power.
A woman becomes unreasonably irritated over her son’s table manners. She attempts to shame him and blames him for disgracing her in front of a restaurant full of people.
Grinnell, R. (2008). Controlling. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 19, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2008/controlling/