Have you heard of the theory of the suffering of the “overcontrolled” individual? Overcontrolled individuals tend to be perfectionists who live most of their life in a state of high threat (rapid heart rate, high blood pressure and quick breathing rate). They also tend to have some of these characteristics:

Being highly detail-oriented
Having trouble letting go of mistakes
Avoiding risks
Not liking new things or experiences
Having a high sensitivity to feeling threatened
Not easily impressed by rewards or compliments
Planning everything

Do these traits seem familiar to you personally — or do you know someone who has these characteristics? If so, a new manual for mental health therapists on Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) may be of interest.

By: Eating Recovery Center
Title: Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)
Sourced From: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUqS-iKnPlE

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