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":
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... Psychosocial development (Erikson) Unconscious Preconscious Consciousness Psychic apparatus Id, ego and super-ego Libido Drive Transference Countertransference Ego ...
... 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 ... 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 ... Eckhart Tolle comments that, to the extent that the ego is present in an individual, that individual is somewhat insane psychologically, in reference to the ego's nature as compulsively hyper-active ...
... EGO can refer to EGO, IATA airport code for Belgorod International Airport EGO (Eosinophil Granule Ontogeny) transcript, see EGOT (gene) EGO (game ...
Famous quotes containing the word ego:
“The boundary line between self and external world bears no relation to reality; the distinction between ego and world is made by spitting out part of the inside, and swallowing in part of the outside.”
—Norman O. Brown (b. 1913)
“A part, a large part, of travelling is an engagement of the ego v. the world.... The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego wants to arrive at places safely and on time.”
—Sybille Bedford (b. 1911)
“As a lone ant from a broken ant-hill
from the wreckage of Europe, ego scriptor.”
—Ezra Pound (18851972)