The Control Freak: A Personality Sketch Nikki had inadvertently gotten herself into a relationship with a control freak.
These men (and women) can be attractive at first, because they come across as "having it all together." Naturally, Max did not think he was a control freak.
For Max, the moral world was strictly divided into black and white, good and bad.
Some people describe control freaks as prone to brooding.She'd even gotten the impression that this fellow might be looking for someone to support him. Nikki was a professional herself -- a computer programmer -- and her work, like Max's, demanded organization and attention to detail.First Signs One thing that started to bother Nikki after six months of dating Max was his habit of cleaning up after her without giving her a chance to do it herself.As a corollary to this, he is highly critical of others and is quick to point out their faults and imperfections.• Moody The control freak is plagued by moodiness that is a direct result of his perfectionism and an excessive need to control things down to the smallest details.