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2 Kinds of Ego Disturbance

5TP & 5 Ego Moods


2 Kinds of Ego Disturbance & 2 Kinds of Ego Comfort

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego, a.k.a. self-esteem.
  • Games Ego Plays will help you to understand the games adults, corporations, and countries are playing.

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” —John 3:19

“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.” —Niccolò Machiavelli


FIRST KIND OF EGO DISTURBANCE: EGO PAIN

The first kind of ego disturbance is familiar to everyone.

It goes by many names such as:

  • ego pain
  • emotional pain
  • humiliation
  • hurt
  • loss of face
  • low self-esteem
  • negative self-concepts
  • negative self-images
  • psychological pain
  • shame

Ego pain is an emotional experience in relation to the self as negative self-constructs, not as a human being.


SECOND KIND OF EGO DISTURBANCE: FEAR OF EGO PAIN

The second of ego disturbance is also familiar to everyone.

However, few recognize it as ego disturbance.

It goes by many names such as:

  • anxiety or general worry
  • avoidance of criticism
  • avoiding risks
  • denial of problems
  • escapism
  • fear of ego pain
  • fear of negative self-concepts
  • fear of negative self-images
  • fear of rejection
  • fear of success
  • flight from failure

Ego-pain fear is an emotional experience in relation to self as becoming negative self-constructs.


2 KINDS OF EGO COMFORT

FIRST KIND OF EGO COMFORT: PRIDE

Ego is comforted by pride.

Pride goes by many names:

  • achievement
  • acknowledgment
  • being better than others
  • bigger person
  • bragging
  • despising other people
  • doing better than others
  • famous person
  • feeling better than others
  • gloating
  • gossiping about others
  • hating other people
  • having better than others
  • high self-esteem
  • important person
  • knowing better than others
  • positive self-concepts
  • positive self-images
  • recognition
  • rich person
  • success
  • superiority

SECOND KIND OF EGO COMFORT: SEEKING PRIDE

Ego is comforted by the pursuit of pride.

The pursuit of pride is done in many ways:

  • Becoming better than others is rewarding to the ego.
  • Evolving past others is rewarding to the ego.
  • Growing beyond others is rewarding to the ego.
  • Seeking better self-concepts.
  • Seeking better self-images.
  • Seeking pride is rewarding to the ego.
  • Seeking superiority is rewarding to the ego.
  • Seeking to know, do, or be better than others.
  • Studying to be better than others.
  • Training to be better than others.
  • Trying to get pride is rewarding to the ego.

ADULTS IN ONE OF 4 EGO MODES

You can understand adult action, intention, interaction, conversation, and motivation as being in one of these four modes:

  1. Experiencing ego pain.
  2. Fearing, avoiding, or escaping ego pain.
  3. Experiencing ego pleasure.
  4. Seeking ego pleasure.

To understand the social games adults play, read Games Ego Plays.


Related Pages

  1. Ego Issues: Destruction & Covering
  2. Ego Issues: Payoffs for Ego
  3. Ego Issues: Shoulds = Pride Payoff
  4. Scripture by Topic: Good People Are the  Bad People
  5. Thinking Skills: Know-Better Payoffs

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