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21.06.15: Ego

Quite awhile ago I learnt about someone called Sigmund Freud. His name was mentioned briefly under the topic of media studies.

According to wikipedia, Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. 348 more words

Hey, Let go of my Ego?

Freud gave us a map of personality, which he broke down into three parts–the id, the ego, and the superego.  The id is the part that wants what it wants and it wants it now.  255 more words


Feeling Defensive

In the 2010 psychological thriller, Shutter Island, (which I recommend), there is a scene where Marshall Daniels gets questioned about his nature and habits, leading to psychiatrist Dr Naehring commenting on his ‘defense mechanisms’. 1,086 more words


Meeting Mormo. Refreshing the parts other masks cannot reach.

I noticed I was feeling rather anxious as the weekend of 16th May approached.  I’ve learnt over the years that, even if my head tells me that I’m calm, my body tells the truth. 1,375 more words

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Nature Adventures for the Risk-Averse

I have a voice in the back of my head. I think Freud might call it the “superego.” It’s the little voice that shouts:
“Don’t run in the hall!” 850 more words


“In melancholia the ego … identifies with the abandoned object. ..The incorporation of the lost object becomes ..a preservation of the loss but also an idealization of loss in the form of an ego-ideal.” – SUZETTE MIN http://ift.tt/1QJca9R

Overcoming the Sloughs of Despond

Remember this always: You are not one person but two. You are the conscious mind that prepares coffee, showers, brushes his teeth, takes out the trash on trash day, walks his dogs, eats his meals, converses about the things he knows, offering opinions on things he has only a hint of understanding; and yet this public person is not your entire self. 273 more words