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
Famous quotes containing the word ego:
“No other man-made device since the shields and lances of the ancient knights fulfills a mans ego like an automobile.”
—Sir William Rootes (18941964)
“Pleasure in irony ... is an ego trip.”
—Jessamyn West (19071984)
“If you are well off and can afford to spend ten or twenty-five dollars a day to hire some patient soul to listen to your troubles you can be readjusted to the crazy scheme of things and spare yourself the humiliation of becoming a Christian Scientist. You can have your ego trimmed or removed, as you wish, just like a wart or bunion.”
—Henry Miller (18911980)