I was actually going to bring this up as a potential pathology of being too involved, as I've seen the same thing. Its parallel to the "so distracted by doing other things you don't actually know what's going on" element that is a pathology of not being as firmly involved. I'm not even sure its less common. Even if someone doesn't actively tell other people how to play, I've also seen it breed overly obvious reactions to other people's play that's easily as disruptive as some of the worse from people who aren't engaged enough.Question: Would people rather have a player who aggressively micro-manages the other players, telling them how they should behave in both social and tactical situations... or one who pulls themselves out of the game and thus the spotlight to rein in those tendencies?
Because I do that.