I have worked for several of these types of individuals. They appear to be strong and caring, intially, but this is quickly replaced with other, more formidable behaviors. Micromanagers appear to be those individuals who do not trust their staff, this in turn causes their staff to distrust them, their motives, and their words. A micromanger is one who has to be on top of everything and everyone every minute of the work day. This causes distress, distrust and discontent within line staff. Most of us go to work every day and do what is expected of us. Those who seek to micromanage are the same individuals who we would not willing follow anywhere in the real world, but are forced to follow due to circumstances beyond our control in the work place. However, there will always be certain individuals in any work environment who require extra time and attention. A micromanager is not made by monitoring one individual.