Thank you, ***** ***** the added information. It helps a lot. I believe I can now be of help with this issue.
I don't think that schizoid personality disorder is the diagnosis that would be typical of someone who needs the kind of control you are referring to. I think that narcissistic personality disorder is closer to a diagnosis that fits that profile.
Schizoid personalities tend to shy away from people and be solitary. That is a very dominant trait of this personality type. They tend to be unemotional and cold, detached, secretive.
Narcissistic personalities tend to be self centered, very rigid in their thinking, controlling, always right. the problem is never with them, always with the other person. Grandiosity and inflated sense of self worth can be a problem.
From what you've described, I went toward NPD more than schizoid personality.
Okay, Maggie, I wish you the very best!
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