Definitions for control freak

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. control freak(noun)

    someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people

Wiktionary

  1. control freak(Noun)

    A person who is excessively controlling and domineering.

  2. control freak(Noun)

    A tyrant or manipulator.

Freebase

  1. Control freak

    In psychology-related slang, control freak is a derogatory term for a person who attempts to dictate how everything around them is done. The phrase was first used in the late 1960s — an era when great stress was laid on the principle of 'doing one's own thing' and letting others do the same.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Madonna:

    I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?

  2. Mike Schur:

    That's a rare thing in Hollywood where you make a request from the people who pay you and they say, 'Sounds good,' we really were able to put all the pieces on the chess board and arrange them exactly the way we wanted, so it was like a control freak's dream.

  3. Katy Gough:

    I have a lot of anxiety around being in a certain place at a certain time as I'm a bit of a control freak and prefer to do things at my own pace and because of this, taking public transport makes me incredibly anxious, you have no control over what time you travel, how busy it's going to be and you don't have the ability to say 'no' and turn around and go back home once you get on. I had previously had a massive panic attack on a train journey to London and now, a large part of me associates trains and public transport with anxiety and panic attacks.


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