control freak


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control freak

Slang
n.
One who has an obsessive need to exert control over people and situations.

control freak

n
(Psychology) a person with an obsessive need to be in control of what is happening

control′ freak`


n.
a person having a strong need for control.
[1975–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.control freak - someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people
compulsive - a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
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You're spot on he does sound like a control freak, and I think you already knew this I think you were writing to confirm what you already knew as opposed to asking what to do.
But I absolutely don't think you should get in touch with them and instantly start telling them what you really think of their dad and accusing him of being a bully or a control freak.
And, hey, maybe I'm not actually a control freak after all.
In terms of personality-type theory, control freaks are very much the Type A personality, driven by the need to dominate and control.
You can't be a control freak on a show that's managed very well without you for 25 years.
So if that makes you a control freak, then I guess I am.
The brainchild of singer/guitarist/ legendary control freak Mizutani Takashi, Rallizes appeared in Kyoto in the late '60s with violently loud, feedback-drenched "total sensory assaults" complete with Exploding Plastic Inevitable-inspired, seizure-inducing strobes and projections.
If you're the sort of boss who gets accused of being a bit of a control freak, well done.
Add to this possible romance a group of quirky characters like: Veronica, the control freak show's producer who, it turns out, could give Martha Stewart a run for her homemaker money and is a "fourth-generation lesbian" (143); Lillian, the show's septuagenarian, hard-of-hearing, call-screener; Hilton's lesbian roommates, Jessie the "irresponsible" one who is looking for her future; and Liz the grad student who is dating a woman who carries around a teddy bear named Amelia Bearhart; and Shannon, Hilton's Great Pyrenees dog, who accompanies her everywhere and is remarkably clear at expressing her opinions.
The only thing worse than a petulant childlike control freak in your book club, sports team, classroom, scout troop or volunteer organization is a really smart one who grows up and becomes Prime Minister.
It's a combination character study, idiosyncratic autobiography, frontier adventure tale, sci-fi movie, and interdisciplinary documentary, in which Zittel presents herself as artist, citizen, tinkerer, visionary, control freak, renegade, and glam queen.
It didn't jive with the control freak in me at first, but then I'd look around the room and see who I'm in the room with, and if I think I, by myself, know better than the five of us collectively--then I'm a bigger fool than I thought.