Babies are born screaming of it, children are taught to tame it, celebrities ooze it......
The word "EGO" has had a tough time in our world. Sometimes it is celebrated and at other times it is berated.
SO.... WHAT IS IT?
Remembering back to uni days when it was explained that, as a basic survival method, a baby only cares instinctively for itself. A baby will cry in order to get needs met. Toddlers are usually at a similar stage whereby they will play "next to" another child but rarely engage with one another. They are likely to have tantrums at this developmental stage. At a school age level children are taught to consider the needs of others and how to interact within their community. Children at this stage are learning to "manage" their ego.
YEAH - WHAT IS IT REALLY?
These days "EGO" is used to describe confidence and personality.
The theorists actually break it all down to:
SUPER EGO: This is where you confirm what you have been told is right. eg: your parents rules.
ID: The pleasure principle. eg: You do what you want.
EGO: The peacemaker. eg: Follow the rules but manage to do what you want.
DO I STILL HAVE IT?
Our livelihoods DEPEND on it!!!!
EGO is what DRIVES us. EGO gets you to the gym, buys that new outfit, it's how we present ourselves to the world. Our dreams and self esteem are linked EGO. Good things boost our EGO, bad things deflate our EGO. Social media is full of it.....we are a "LOOK AT ME" society.
IS IT GOOD OR BAD?
I believe a bit of EGO isn't so bad. I mean, if you don't believe in yourself, why would anyone else? You should be able to acknowledge the wonderful qualities about yourself and dwell in that every now and then - especially if you have worked hard at it. Who doesn't like a bit of positive attention? The thing to remember is that .....YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH AN EGO. Making others feel good and worthy is very rewarding too!!!!!!
At Hair Flair Bradbury, we choose to boost your EGO by making your hair look fantastic. Just think of all the compliments you will receive.......
Perfumes have been named after it - Chanel EGOIST
Songs have been sung about it - Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man", Beyonce & Kanye 2009 EGO, Elton John 1978 EGO
# By the way.... did I mention how lovely you look today????