One difficult aspect of being around a micromanager is their lack of understanding how their behavior and choice of words affects the people around them. The trick is not to take it personally; their behavior and means of communication are designed to manipulate and need not be taken personally. The attitude comes from deep inside and the person is quite unaware how controlling they are being.
Communicating with a Micromanager
Micromanagers like to manipulate conversations. They do this by deciding what is talked about, for how long, and how deep or detailed a topic can get. The execution is achieved by constantly interrupting, finishing sentences for the other person, not listening with attention and doing distracting things like getting up and walking around.
Micromanagers rarely consider themselves as controlling and are convinced their way is the right way. He or she will have an opinion about almost everything and will disagree with most suggestions that are not their own. Controllers also tend to also control themselves too and you might observe obsessive habits in them.
Here I am considering how you can deal with being in the company of a person who needs to be in control – whether in a private relationship or at work:
Knowing what to expect can help you choose how to interact and take care of yourself at the same time.