(Latin: I [first person, singular pronoun])
Don't confuse this ego with another aego-, ego- which means "goat".
2. A very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of someone's self: Leonard and Lance grew up together in the same neighborhood, went to the same elementary school, the same high school, and seemed to be alter egos among their friends at the college they both attended after graduation.
3. A second self; a perfect substitute or deputy: Jim's assistant manager acts as his alter ego when he is not in the office.
4. Etymology: from Latin alter, "other" + ego, "I, self".
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2. Interest and sympathy for people who are in the same situation as, or are otherwise, similar to one's self.
2. In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.
3. An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit.
4. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.
5. Consciousness of one's own identity.
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.
Written to currently mean: "Show me" or "I won't buy a pig in a poke (bag or sack)."
Words spoken by the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund at the Council of Constance (1414-1418) when a cardinal corrected his Latin.
2. An act, experience, or course of behavior that gratifies the ego.
2. Confined in attitude or interest to one's own needs or affairs.
3. Caring only about oneself; selfish.
4. Marked by extreme concentration of attention upon oneself; self-centered.
5. Limited in outlook or concern for one's own activities or needs
2. Attempting to get personal recognition for oneself (especially by unacceptable means).
2. Pertaining to something repulsive to the individual's self-image.
2. The ethical belief that self-interest is the just and proper motive for all human conduct.
3. Excessive preoccupation with one's own well-being and interests, usually accompanied by an inflated sense of self-importance.
4. Egotism; conceit.
Synonyms: conceit, egotism, narcissism, vanity. These nouns denote excessive high regard for oneself: boasting that reveals conceit; imperturbable egoism; narcissism that shuts out everyone else.
2. An egotist.
3. An adherent of egoism.
2. An extreme self-centeredness or self-appreciation.
3. An abnormal interest in one's self.
They don't talk about other people.
2. An abnormal interest in ones self; extreme egotism.
2. A person who considers himself/herself to be extremely important and able to do anything that she/he wants to do.