What do I mean by confidence? It means to be confident about what you do in front of them or basically in everything that they love to interfere with. Studies have shown that “control freaks” tend to be more active in complaining about something that they see as “unmotivated.” If you appear to be doing something with certain doubts, they are sure to interfere and undermine your work. But, if you keep doing what you do with confidence, that makes them think at least once before raising any complaints about it. That also gives you a massive edge if they try to argue with you. If you just fold in as soon their infamous critics start pouring in; there is no way, you can manipulate them. If they are a control freak, be a confident-freak yourself. Confidence can do so much more than you think.
- Pay no Heed
A comment from a control freak can never be positive, as their nature is mostly out of anger or frustration. If you start paying attention to everything they say, you will just be putting yourself down for no reason, whether it is in your relationship or workplaces. You don’t just stop doing what you have to, just because of what they make out of it. As long as you don’t let their actions control you, you are free from their toxic nature. If you change your actions according to how they see it, it’s just a welcoming sign for them to keep controlling you. It’s like you’re feeding them with the energy they require to constantly control every aspect of your life. If you stand firm and just ignore whatever they say and produce positive results, that’s when you start taking control.