The Id, Ego and Super Ego have been much facination for humans since Freud coined the terms. We have very little understanding about human motivations. I myself think in some ways I still do not have the full grasp, however, " I think threfore I am." Anyway, the Id is based upon the pleasure principle. And for mere amusement, will make her feminine. She is primarly concerned with pleasure. I want.. I want.. I want. Libido, what a monster. We can relate the her to a Child she seeks pleasure at all costs. Like a baby. Feed me.. hold me...change me. Is this where our unconscious desires may play out. :yim_rolling_on_the_
The Ego works on the reality priciple. Once she kicks in you have faced reality. Now you are not controlled by your instinctial urges as you were in the Id stage but you are more "realistic" now. A balancing act between I can not have everything I want, when I want it. We would relate her to the Adult. She plays the equalizer between the ID and Super Ego. She is reasponsible, logical, effective. Yet, sometimes boring and grounded.
Now the Super Ego is the moral self. She is the determinant of right and wrong of personality. She basically can be seen as the Parent. The Supe Ego holds on to the principles formed through society and parents.The Super Ego gives us rules and standards for good behavior. The super Ego can be too Rigid
The Id Ego and Super ego are always at odds to create a balanced personality(ego strength).
Ego Strength relates to the ego's ability to function despite these dueling forces. A person with good ego strength is able to effectively manage these pressures while those with too much or too little ego strength can become too unyielding or too disruptive (rigid).
Tell us about your ego strength. Are you balanced or not? Why or why not?