I'm a control freak. I admit it.
But I am with regards to things directly impacting me, such as my performance in life.
The serenity prayer has nothing to do with alcoholism for me -- it's all about finding the balance.
At the same time, I don't necessarily try to control other people. I'm perfectly fine with not being the smartest person in the room. I don't criticize others who have a difficult time understanding something that might be common sense to me. I don't make someone else uncomfortable if they are doing something I don't particularly want to do.
No one likes a bully.
And some people just don't get that.