“In psychology-related slang, control freak is a derogatory term for a person who attempts to dictate how everything around them is done – ‘a control freak. Scared to let us have differences’[1]. The phrase was first used in the late 1960s[2] – an era when great stress was laid on the principle that one ‘should not get into control battles about making…[a] person do things’[3].” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_freak)