If you live with someone who hovers over your shoulder or bosses you around, take advice from these etiquette experts.

By Real Simple
Updated April 23, 2015
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Everyone has certain things they like done just right, but what do you do when someone's need to be in charge starts to take over? This week on "I Want to Like You," editor Kristin van Ogtrop addresses the type-A personality—whether it's part of your own identity or that of a coworker or friend. With help from Jodi R.R. Smith, founder of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting and author of From Clueless to Class Act and Pamela Mitchell, life coach and founder of The Reinvention Institute, van Ogtrop learns more about "the red zone"—when control turns into close-mindedness.

If you need help shifting your own perspective or simply seek to understand someone else who lives in the "red zone," listen to the full episode below. You'll also learn how to deal with a boss who reads over your shoulder, a host who's a little too particular, and an overbearing mother-in-law. Don't forget to subscribe to all of our podcasts on iTunes!