He ego is for psychology , the psychic instance through which the individual he recognizes himself as me and is aware of his own identity. The ego, therefore, is the reference point of the physical and average phenomena between the reality of the outside world, the ideals of the superego and the instincts of the id.
For Freudian psychoanalysis the it (id ) is composed of desires and impulses. He surpassed (superego ), instead, is formed by the moral and the rules that a subject respects in the society . He me (ego ), finally, is the balance that allows the man can meet your needs within the social parameters.
Although some currents reject this division of the mind into three differentiated persons, for Sigmund Freud Human personality is composed of both the conscious elements and the unconscious impulses.
The ego, which evolves with the age , try to fulfill the wishes of it realistically and reconcile them with the demands of the superego. The self, therefore, changes over time and according to the external world.
Freud believes that the ego transcends the sense of self to become a system of psychic functions of defense, intellectual functioning, synthesis of information and memory, among others. The self is the first step of self-recognition to experience joy, punishment or guilt.
Another of the many authors who have worked and studied about the self and the ego is the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who came to establish that, in his view, that became an alienation for the human being himself. And it is that the individual is seen at all times in his ego, not forgetting that the formation of the ego occurs at first within what would be a triangle formed by his mother, the individual and the object a.
In colloquial language, finally, the ego is often referred to as excess of self esteem . For example: “This actor has so much ego that, at some point, he will hit a wall”.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore the fact that there are two widely used words in our language that are precisely based on the word ego. On the one hand, we find the term ególatra, which comes from the Greek, and that comes to define that person who practices egolatry, that is, who has an exaggerated love of himself.
On the other hand, there is the selfish word that, in the same way, is an adjective that is used to refer to every individual who not only has an excessive love for his own person but also makes him be at all times pending of your own interest regardless of that of other people around you.
Also it is necessary to emphasize that ego is the name that is given to an important area of the fashion world. Specifically, we can establish that EGO is a platform of young talents that takes place every two years in what is the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.