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Control freak

Chances are you know one or work closely with one: a control freak. But why are some people obsessed with control, and how do you deal with them? Experts say control freaks see themselves as burdened with the task of protecting other people from mistakes. Experts also say, while it's good to avoid mistakes, people who take chances are the ones who succeed. So what do you do if you work for a control freak? Experts say getting mad will only make the situation worse. The answer to working with control freaks lies in negotiation. Treat attempts to control your work by managers or co-workers as attempts to change the end product. That will re-open the negotiation process. Finally, stick to your guns. If you do what you say you'll do, the control freak might just leave you alone. Experts say fear is the driving force behind a control freak.
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