Be found at the exact moment they are searching. Sign Up and Get Listed. An incessant need for control may become overwhelming and exhausting, wreaking havoc on relationships , careers, and overall quality of life. Control is typically a reaction to the fear of losing control.
Asserting Dominance in Everyday Life: Verbal Dominance
Social Dominance Explained Part I | Psychology Today
The dominance behavioral system DBS can be conceptualized as a biologically-based system which guides dominance motivation, dominant and subordinate behavior, and responsivity to perceptions of power and subordination. A growing body of research suggests that problems with the DBS are evident across a broad range of psychopathologies. We begin by describing psychological, social, and biological correlates of the dominance behavioral system DBS. Extensive research suggests that externalizing disorders, mania-proneness, and narcissistic traits are related to heightened dominance motivation and behaviors. Mania and narcissistic traits also appear related to inflated self-perceptions of power.
Why Anyone Would Want to Control You
The need to control others may not make a lot of sense to you. But controllers are out there. They want to micromanage what you say, how you act, even what you think quietly in your own mind. It could be your boss, your spouse, or even your parent.
So what is verbal dominance? Displaying your high worth and status in social situations in a way that pulls people into your frame, your influence. In other words, verbal dominance is about how you convey your character to others in an effective manner. If you can convey a strong and confident persona through your method of communication, you will impose your character on others in a way that does not threaten their own self-image. The point though is that it is their choice.