Sit Ego Sit

Checking in with Self
Where is your ego today on a scale of 0 – 1,000,000 ?
There are healthy egos and then there are super egos!Sit Ego Sit trademark
e·go  [ˈēɡō]
Stemming from the Greek word for “I”. The sense of self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought. See Sigmund Freud’s three-tiered view of personality: id, ego, super-ego.
The ego serves a great purpose in life and there is a wide range of “ego strength”. Babies are born without a sense of self and it is developed in the first years of life.
Sometimes it seems like ego is taking over and the outward appearance may be one of over-confidence, a sense of superiority, arrogance, driven by one’s personal desires alone.  Ironically, those are signs of a weak ego-strength. Have you ever heard the “Ego-maniac with low self-esteem”?

According to Dr. Athena Staik, Ph.D., “The stronger the ego-strength, the more comfortable one feels in taking ownership of their problems, and giving ownership to others for theirs. A healthy ego-strength is connected to a healthy self-concept, one that is resilient, thus can look at a situation and see beyond it, understand the difference between wants and needs, and practices acceptance to discern between what can and cannot be changed, to respond accordingly. [It is used to] navigate challenging moments, and emotions of vulnerability rooted in fear and anxiety, with ease and resilience. It is an essential skill in the formation of healthy emotional intimacy in couple relationships.Unlike weak ego-strength, [people with strong egos are] less likely to personalize what others say or do, and more likely to accept self and others as human beings who have a right to make mistakes.”

References: Bing, Dictionary.com, PsychCentral.com

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