podpostheadHow Controlling Are You?

Subtle and Not so Subtle Ways to Be in Charge

Season 1, Episode 13


Notice that the question is not “Are you controlling?” Each person has some inclinations toward controlling behavior. Acknowledging that, you can learn to identify the ways you may inadvertently attempt to control, with the goal of communicating with a much cleaner manner. In a twist of logic, you can learn that the best way to be in control is to stop trying to be in control.


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Something to Think about

In this episode, we acknowledge that:

  • Control is an illusion. The more you attempt to control, the more out of control your relationship can become.
  • You are most in control when you cease attempting to be so in control.
  • Each person has the option to choose how to pursue life, no matter how strongly you attempt to control.


Let’s Talk

One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“In what ways are you most inclined to display a controlling nature?”

Les Carter, Ph. D.

Please share your thoughts below.

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