If there is one thing I have come to despise in recent years, it's what is sometimes referred to as psychobabble-- the vocabulary popular in many "self-help" books, and amongst some of the general population. It is annoying-- probably because I am familiar with the English language being used as it was intended.
One word I've read, and heard tossed around, is 'control.' Like most psychobabble, it is one of those terms I have been familiar with in an entirely different context-- either preceded by the word 'self-,' or perhaps when referring to something such as keeping one's dog off the couch. I simply cannot relate to the word 'control' when referring to interactions between human beings.