ego

What Does Egotism Mean?

Although it may seem otherwise, the term egotism is not a synonym of egoism. The terms were pretty much used interchangeably in literature prior to the 19th century. However, in the field of psychology, its current meaning is different. Although…

3 Zen Teachings on Fear

Zen teachings on fear are also lessons about the ego. Teachers of this particular philosophical discipline say that if the ego were an engine, fear would be its fuel. They believe that there are really only three kinds of fear and that they’re…

Anger: That Old Acquaintance

Anger is that old friend that’s capable of transforming us in a matter of seconds. Hence, it isn’t that easy to deal with. Some people express it the moment they feel it. Others repress it or camouflage it with pleasant…

Why Some People Don’t Admit Their Mistakes

Just like Alexander Pope once said, “To err is human; to forgive, divine”. However, we live in a time of apparent perfection. In this day and age, many people don’t like to admit their mistakes. In addition, politicians don’t take responsibility for their…

The Different Sides of Narcissism

We all need a good dosage of self-love to know how to value ourselves and have a good self-esteem. However, narcissistic people look very confident in themselves when, deep down, they feel extremely insecure. In this article, we’ll be exposing…

Donald Winnicott and His Theory about the False Self

Donald Winnicott was a famous psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and English pediatrician who developed an interesting approach to the human personality. Due to his training as a pediatrician, he focused his thoughts, reflections and theories on children. And, in particular, on the…

That Voice in Your Head… Is Your Ego

That voice in your head that guides you and responds when you ask who you are… is called your ego. But, do you know what it really is? Your ego is the product of the emotions, thoughts and memories you’ve accumulated…

How Should I Deal With a Narcissistic Person?

A narcissistic attitude sometimes turns into a real nightmare for the people around them. It’s not easy dealing with the paradox that is narcissism. They inflate their ego to an extreme degree. At the same time they’re as fragile and…

Carl Jung’s 11 Best Books

Carl Jung’s books go beyond a simple analysis of human behavior. He was a pioneer of deep psychology and a prolific author. His work contains a wonderful alchemy of psychoanalysis, spirituality, religion, philosophy, and the dream world. Few personalities stir…