Obsessive about organization, followers of perfectionism, maniacs of managing time, objects and beings... The "control freaks" do not support the hazards. They watch over the grain. Too much?
The need for control stems from a fundamental need of the individual: that of feeling safe. "Everyone tries to keep a form of control over themselves, others and the environment," says David Gurion, psychiatrist and author of the books Anti stress and Healing our wounded souls (Marabout). From the perspective of evolution, these careful examinations are essential to survival and are intended to guard against dangers: when the food stock was not under guard, when a member of the tribe did not behave properly, or when his own health became fragile, then things could go wrong."
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The problem is, as often in psychology, when a perfectly normal, healthy and useful tendency is exacerbated. "Those who are in hypercontrol are convinced...
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