Controlling

By Renée Grinnell

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.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 7 Oct 2008