The things that make Virgos part of the zodiac signs who are control freaks end up being things that are both in and out of their control. These natives are driven by keeping their eyes on the prize, and they are diligent in their approach, so nothing is going to stop them from achieving what they put their minds to.
However, this comes with the downside that they can end up being too controlling, as in their minds they cannot go off their path and the course they made up in their mind, or otherwise they will fail.
Failing is one of the things that are unacceptable to Virgos, so in their pursuit of perfection and achieving their goals, they will end up trying to control their environment, which in turn can end up upsetting others.
Despite this aspect, they are also known to not be as controlling when they know things are going smoothly. If things are going well, even if not according to their initial plan, these zodiac signs that are control freaks will calm down and take it easy since things are going smoothly.