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Working with Difficult People, 2nd Edition by Kathleen Lundin, William Lundin, Michael Singer Dobson

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CHAPTER 16

OVERCONTROLLING

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“We brought in a group of university consultants to help our executives figure out what our values are. Then we tested the employees, and if they didn't buy into those values, we knew they wouldn't work out.”

—CEO of a Fortune 500 company

The overcontrolling person, whether CEO or coworker, pushes you further and further into a corner. You look for a way around a force of personality that becomes almost physical. Words like suffocating and stifling have been used to describe the overcontrolling person's effect on others.

Is overcontrol the same as restructuring? It could be. Sometimes it's difficult to differentiate ...

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