Friday, June 22, 2018

ego -

The ego is a psychic structure that deals with the concept of self, governed by the principle of reality and characterized by the ability to tolerate frustration. EGO is governed by the principle of reality relating to what is practical and possible, as the impulse of the id. The ego is bound in the process of secondary thought-remembering, planning, and weighing situations that allow compromise between the fantasies of the id and the reality of the outside world. The ego lays the foundation for a conscious development of the sense of self as a distinct individual.