Ego is a Latin word meaning "I", cognate with the Greek "Εγώ (Ego)" meaning "I", often used in English to mean the "self", "identity" or other related concepts.
It may also refer to:
- Ego, one of the three constructs in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche
- Ego (religion), as defined in various religions in relationship to self, soul etc.
- Ego (spirituality), the "self", "self-concept", "false self", "conceptual identity", or identification with individual existence
- In discussions of kinship systems, the person through which the relationship is traced
Other articles related to "ego":
... upon a town where people were fleeing in blind terror from Ego-Prime, which was created accidentally from Ego the Living Planet by Tana Nile ... Ego-Prime came to Earth, and the Asgardians battled him, and Odin sacrificed Ego-Prime to transform three people into Young Gods ...
... EGO can refer to EGO, IATA airport code for Belgorod International Airport EGO (Eosinophil Granule Ontogeny) transcript, see EGOT (gene) EGO (game engine ...
... Ego the Living Planet - In the so-called "Black Galaxy," a portion of space unknown to Earth, the entity known as Ego came into being as any planet would, from coalescing cosmic gases and dust ... However, Ego evolved consciousness and intelligence as well ...
... Erikson) Unconscious Preconscious Consciousness Psychic apparatus Id, ego and super-ego Libido Drive Transference Countertransference Ego defenses Resistance Projection Denial ...
... The ego is often associated with mind and the sense of time, which compulsively thinks in order to be assured of its future existence, rather than simply knowing its own self ... The spiritual goal of many traditions involves the dissolving of the ego, allowing self-knowledge of one's own true nature to become experienced and enacted in the world ... traditions, the state of being trapped in the illusory belief that one is the ego is known as maya or samsara ...
Famous quotes containing the word ego:
“Since [Rousseaus] time, and largely thanks to him, the Ego has steadily tended to efface itself, and, for purposes of model, to become a manikin on which the toilet of education is to be draped in order to show the fit or misfit of the clothes. The object of study is the garment, not the figure.”
—Henry Brooks Adams (18381918)
“Magic is the envelopment and coercion of the objective world by the ego; it is a dynamic subjectivism. Religion is the coercion of the ego by gods and spirits who are objectively conceived beings in control of nature and man.”
—Richard Chase (b. 1914)
“As a lone ant from a broken ant-hill
from the wreckage of Europe, ego scriptor.”
—Ezra Pound (18851972)