I was scrolling through my WordPress Reader which displays the blogs I subscribe to. I stumbled across this post from a psychologist on controlling others. It inspired an “ah-ha” moment in me. Not that I am controlling but it helped me to understand the needs of others who want to control us all.
These controllers obviously see us and the world as a scary place. From trying to “conquer and subdue” nature”, forcing everyone to adhere to rigid standards of dress and behavior, from our bodies to our minds, controlling us, controls and quiets their fears.
Here is a quote from the post.
“Essentially, we are trying to control our inner life by controlling the external world. The world is seen as predominately unsafe and unstable unless we are in complete control. This view may be a reflection of the inner chaos and fear that we may be suppressing. Over time, our inner conflicts will begin to seep out and manifest itself in a number of ways.”
Control the outside when you can’t control the inside.
Let me know what you think about this post.