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The part of you that defines itself as a personality, separates itself from the outside world, and considers itself (read: you) a separate entity from the rest of nature and the cosmos. Perhaps necessary for survival in some evolutionary bygone, in modern times it leads only to (albeit often disguised) misanthropic beliefs and delusion.

In short, "I."
Ego is responsible for hate, fear, and delusion.
von King Purple 25. März 2005
The main reason that I am better than you.
My ego is bigger, bitch.
Relating to thinking about yourself or centering everything around yourself.
Johnny Bravo has a big ego.
von nerd 16. März 2003
the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
I have a really big ego.
von xXSheLLyXx 28. März 2007
Something that most people who add this word to Urban Dictionary, get wrong.

Ego roughly literally translates as the conscious mind or consciousness of your own identity.
Ego is something that people too often mistaken as a bad thing. If what the majority says is true, then I guess you can say that you're conscious mind or consciousness of your own identity is considered a terrible thing to have.
von djozone 9. März 2011
For materialist world, the ego could provide the evolutive energy but also the destructive energy depends on how you deal with it. For spiritual world, there is no need for ego, there we are only one entity.
Some examples:
possitive ego gives you ambitious to be the best in your field
the negative ego make you to think only to yourself.
von teo 18. November 2003
Self Concept; the persons own definition or idea of his or her own self worth - value and capability of the individual - in relation to the external world surrounding the individual. A person can have a big ego and have an idea of his or her worth where it is bigger than what the external world reflects; and therefore become depressed when the world refuses to mirror the persons self concept; this is also related to narcissism (NPD) where a 'narcissist' is the same thing as a person with an overinflated - but still weak - ego.

A big - inflated - ego is not the same thing as a -strong- ego; where a strong ego is more about exterminating false ideas of ones self the person is born with; which contains ideas of omnipotence and other mythological concepts we openly culturally only accept in 'gods' or superheroes but is still available as a subconcious self-concept among people with weak yet inflated egos; where accepting the lack of realism among these over-inflated traits and therefore discarding them as available in oneself (and others) and accepting weaknesses and flaws as a respectable - unavoidable; occuring in all individuals - part of the personality; thus removing insecurities and fears of loss of value since the person understands he has no value or traits that makes him or her superior to other to begin with. And therefore can't lose value in displays that demonstrates he or her lacks superior traits.
Western feminist women have inflated; yet extremely weak egos; which they protect by projecting all traits that threaten their image and imagined greatness as a gender towards men.

Making western men appear as sexist primitive pigs unable to reason rationally and take control over their sex-drive; while actually that is a defining trait of women as a gender.
von Creger 26. Mai 2013

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