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Dear Poll: Are You a Control Freak?

For me, the feeling of being out of control is one of the worst feelings in the world. I wouldn't call myself a control freak per se; I just don't like surprises! Unfortunately, some people view control freaks in a negative light— calling them power trippers and know-it-alls — but I don't consider it a personality flaw in the slightest. Control freaks get the job done, and they are perfectionists who always have their Ts crossed and their Is dotted — what's so bad about that? So ladies, where do you fall in the control department? Would you consider yourself a control freak?


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emalove emalove 9 years
I guess I am to an extent, but only with my own life and things that involve me. I don't try to control others and manipulate situations in my favor or anything along those lines.
Sydney-C Sydney-C 9 years
The only time my control freakishness really comes out is when I am flying on an airplane. I would give anything to know how to fly a plane to ensure we make it there safely!!! (Oh and that the landing is smooth too :) )
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 9 years
I have never thought of myself as a control freak until several ex's told me that I am. I still don't think I am, I chalk it up to my ex's being completly worthless and if anything was going to get accomplished it was going to be because of me.
nadabd nadabd 9 years
I wish i wasn't controlling. I think i try to control my husband way too much, but i really can't help it. I don't try to control my friends though.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I would give anything to be a laid back person. But I just can't help it. I usually don't have a problem though because everyone around me knows that I am completely nuts when it comes to being a control freak and they all trust me with everything and they kind of sit back relax and let me do my thing.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
Control freaks drive me crazy.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Well said, ufshutterbabe. Control freaks have such a negative energy, I prefer to steer clear. Be like a cheerio in milk - let it flow through you and around you. Ommmmmmmmmm.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I don't think I'm a control freak but I am not a fan when things in my life are up in the air. I don't like the stress.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
No, I'm way too laid back to be a control freak.
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 9 years
Seriously, I'm one of the biggest control freaks out there, I'll bet. :P But I am trying my hardest to get a handle on's probably part of the reason that my family and I are getting some counseling at the moment (along with other things). I think a lot of it comes from my stubborn self being too full of pride to ask for help...if that makes any sense...
mtothawhat mtothawhat 9 years
Nope, I used to be a control freak until I realized I couldn't control everything and just let go.
aerie087 aerie087 9 years
this only reminds me of monica gellar during phoebe's wedding when she was maid of honor. LOL! it's probably my fav. episode of friends; now SHEs a control freak
ufshutterbabe ufshutterbabe 9 years
The most meaningful life lesson I've absorbed so far is that you can't control everything, you can only control how you react to what comes your way. It is so much more relaxing to not try to be in charge all the time. My relationships (significant others, friends, family members) have vastly improved since I figured this out.
jillerin457 jillerin457 9 years
I'm a perfectionist, and I can't stand to have my work or effort lumped in with others'. That's why I play tennis, not basketball. I'm not a team player! Forced "group work" in college always drove me crazy, because I hated for my grade to depend on other people, so I always ended up doing most of the work myself anyway, just to ensure an A.
neonbee neonbee 9 years
I'm half-half. There are definitely times when I'm a psycho. :)
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I agree with Sun_Sun. I don't try to control other people, only the things I can do.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
;) see, i knew u could have said it better
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
...meant to add that I'm over the top with it, when it comes to work related things. However, I have managed to be a lot more relaxed at home.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
Sun Sun, I couldn't have said it better myself.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
im not a control freak in that sense i dont like to tell other people what to do... i definitely dont want to control my husband but when it comes to things i have to do or things that are my responsibility, im borderline a perfectionist that way (self control)
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