You know us. We go behind you in the grocery store, restoring order to the fruit pyramid. We squirt sanitizer into grubby hands before they dig into the bag of fast food. We floss between meals. You have names for us. “Type A,” “micromanagers” and “control freaks.” Well, sticks and stones, baby, those names can’t hurt us. We know who we are, and there’s nothing we like better than tidy little labels. But when we’re not driving you nuts, did you ever stop to think how helpful or altruistic our compulsions could be? Whether it’s a summer job or a lifelong career, there are plenty of ways our “controlling” tendencies contribute to the common good.
Take a look at this list of ideal jobs for control freaks. (I use the word, freaks, in the most complimentary sense. We’re nothing if not enthusiastic about our aversion to chaos.) If you’re a control freak, see if these jobs are a good fit for you. Extra points go to those jobs with the word control baked into the title.