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8 Signs you’re a control freak

You might not know it, but your controlling behaviors are making your employees batty. Here are a few ways to ease up already.

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.

Irrational thoughts abound in our high stress world: If I don’t get this contract, I’ll get fired. If I’m not home by 6:00, I’m a terrible parent. If I don’t get that raise, I suck at my job.  All of these thoughts might be true, but probably not.

Rather than tackle our own irrational thinking and massage it into more realistic thinking, we attempt to control the situation, usually by trying to control other people.

Want to know if you’re a control freak? Here are eight signs for your self-diagnosing pleasure.

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc.

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