They know what would happen to them if they ever headed in that direction. Control freaks are those types of people who have the potential to suck the life right out of you. They make everything in life about THEM and, before you realize what has happened, your entire day and night are spent revolved around what they want and what they enjoy. Okay, this is an understatement.
But then there were mood swings. And signs of depression. And acne. Muscle pain.
Control freaks rarely know that they are one. They believe that they are helping people with their "constructive criticism" or taking over a project because "no one else will do it right. They don't see their controlling behaviors as symptoms of what's really going on--their own anxiety has run amuck. If I'm not home by , I'm a terrible parent. If I don't get that raise, I suck at my job.