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1 year ago

April 8th, 2022.

Egoism, is a term generally used to describe excessive pride. Ego refers to one's self-image or sense of personal importance. It is the excessive reliance on one's own abilities and disregard for the abilities or needs of others.

A lot of factors defines a person's success. There are many attributes and personality traits that help in personal growth and evolution.

On the contrary, there are many things that leads to failure, too. Like pessimism, narcissism, greed and ego.

I'll focus on ego for today because it's one of the prime reasons why people tend to fail even though they're talented and hard working.

In a positive light, ego is the driving force behind actions that help an individual to succeed and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

On the other hand, narcissism can be the result of having an excessive ego and it may lead to a feeling of superiority that interferes with relationships with others.

"If you love yourself enough, nothing else matters." – Gary Zukav

"One's own opinion, however true it may be, is still only one individual's opinion." – Marcus Aurelius

A healthy ego is important in every aspect of life, but an inflated ego can cause conflict within relationships, interfere with decision making and cause problems at work because it tends to devalue other people's ideas or accomplishments.

Ego is probably one of the most deeply rooted traits that we all have as human beings.

If a person has a high Ego, they tend to believe they are God's gift to the world, or that they are better than others.

Based on studies, having a high Ego is considered by many to be one of the reasons why so many people fail to achieve their full potential.

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This is because those with high Egos tend to have an inflated sense of self worth, which leads them to believe that everything will be handed to them with no real effort on their part.

Egos can be dangerous at times, and can have devastating results when put into practice. Egos are destroyed all the time when humans fail at something and it is this failure that makes us stronger and more prepared for the future.

Ego is the view that a person has of himself.

An example of ego is the way that you look at yourself. An example of ego is thinking you are the smartest person on earth. It is the most central part of the mind, which mediates with one's surroundings.

Love is happy when it is able to give something. But, ego is happy when it is able to take something.

So I was a real jerk yesterday. Something had happened and I was in a bad mood and told someone to get off my phone.

But then I realized something: I am the only one who can even control my own ego, let alone someone else’s.

However, I didn’t want to just tell them they were wrong, because they aren’t, they are actually really awesome.

I can tell you from experience that a little ego boost goes a long way. You don’t have to be a jerk about it. It is possible to give someone a boost without hurting their feelings or putting them down or making them feel uncomfortable.

Ego can destroy everything if not controlled.

Ego is a defense mechanism that uses fantasy to protect our fragile self-esteem. In the presence of danger, any external suggestion that our accomplishments are not in fact wonderful, amazing and magnificent is denied by ego; it insists that we are better than others, more popular, more powerful.

It’s one of the main reasons that there are so many narcissists in the world. Narcissism is about competition. Ego tells you that you need to go to extreme lengths to prove your superiority over others.

Ego comes to play if you’re a criminal trying to avoid capture. Ego may tell you that you should keep committing heinous crimes because they will never catch you. Ego might even tell you that you’re smarter than the police and will not be caught. Don’t listen to it.

Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your "self." So, use it wisely.

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1 year ago


It's indeed true that ego destroys relationship, such as when two individuals are together and one of them is achieving something while the other one is not, and then ego comes to play with the other one who did not achieve anything and instead of supporting his/her partner, he/she suddenly argue with his/her partner out of envy and and wants to bring his/her partner downwards by looking down on his/her achievement. It's really frustrating to have an egoistic person in your life, better to stay away from them.

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Exactly. You are right.

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