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Read various true stories of people who tried to be overly controlling in their dealings with others.
LaMont Prospect earned a bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in social work, and a doctorate in school psychology.
“In the introduction, the author makes his intentions known that he is giving the reader a tool to recognize "how control or an excessive need for it can affect their lives and the lives of those around them." The chapters are broken into isolated true stories that have a tendency to focus on a particular form of control or a specific subject (e.g. anorexia) and why or how it may have manifested in the particular individual’s background. Chapter 2 ended with an interesting statement. This chapter was about Suri and her controlling methods, but it left the one being controlled with the following: "it was only after .... Lane realized what form of control she had let take over her own life." I thought p. 251 was interesting. It mentions that "when someone finally stands up to them or addresses their rudeness, disrespect, abuse, or disregard for everyone around them, they work very hard to convince others that they are the victims." What I also learned is that control can take a small form in simple social interactions. Page 189 mentions that "controlling people often attempts to engage others in conversations, then ends up holding them there unnaturally, making it difficult for others to leave." In summary, the author mentions, "What the professor did not say was that you will never reach your potential if you are trying to control another person or being controlled in an unhealthy way by other people." - lean_bot