Scarlett Johansson can be controlling

PTI| Updated: Nov 02, 2013, 11:51 AM IST

London: Actress Scarlett Johansson, who recently got engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, admits she can be controlling in relationships.

The 28-year-old said she has been known to try and change her partner`s ways and make them comply to her every wish, reported Contactmusic.

"I think we`re all guilty of wanting to put our partner in a little box that we have for them, and thinking they should become more like us. That would make everything so much easier! You know, for them to do everything you want to do ... Something I don`t like about myself is my impatience. And I`m also slightly controlling," she said.

The actress, who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, revealed she has learnt to compromise since her divorce and become more accepting of her partner`s character quirks.

"As you grow up, you realise you can learn through the other persona and compromise with him. We all hold our partner or our imaginary partner up to these standards, which are sort of impossible to fulfil.

"It would be much easier if the people we fell in love with behaved the way we wanted them to. But I`ve learned over time that that`s what makes life interesting... I think you have to be confident deep within yourself to have a successful marriage."