Similar to temper, it's very possible to inherit your mother's strong sense or need for control. Especially if you grew up in a household where you always had to check in, had a curfew and weren't allowed to participate in nearly as many activities as your friends, it's likely that you, too, will be also want to be in control.
Recent studies on twins have shown that identical twins, those sharing a similar genetic makeup, had much more similar scores on measures of perfectionism than fraternal twins. This suggests that perfectionism (and a strong sense of control) may be genetic in nature.
Likewise, if you grew up in a very care-free environment with limited boundaries, you may have a very free-spirited view of the world.