So it is too bad that he has his ego in check, seeking consensus from a too-wide variety of views, not all of them impressive.
The wealthiest Republican Party boosters will resent the assertion that peer pressure and ego motivate their giving.
But scratch past the ego, and you'll find that Jay is actually one of the most contemplative rappers in the game.
As I wrote, it took a few weeks for Braxton to come around and realize I have no ego or aspirations to be “the star.”
He may finally be ready to subsume his ego and ideology for the sake of his country.
That the ego as a thing should not produce difference is quite beside the mark.
He overthrew the classical ideal of art, and enthroned the ego in its room.
The process is thus: So far as the ego is determined, and therefore passive, has the non-ego reality.
It is the Non-ego through and by which the ego is endowed with self-discernment.
Art marked by individual spontaneity, emanating from the ego of the artificer, refuses to be levelled down into a class.
1714, as a term in metaphysics, from Latin ego "I" (cognate with Old English ic, see I). Psychoanalytic sense is from 1894; sense of "conceit" is 1891. Ego trip first recorded 1969.
In the book of Egoism it is written, Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity. [George Meredith, "The Egoist," 1879]
ego e·go (ē'gō, ěg'ō)
In psychoanalytic theory, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and mediates between the person and external reality.
The “I” or self of any person (ego is Latin for “I”). In psychological terms, the ego is the part of the psyche that experiences the outside world and reacts to it, coming between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social environment, represented by the superego.
Note: The term ego is often used to mean personal pride and self-absorption: “Losing at chess doesn't do much for my ego.”