The Ego is our view of self. Much of Sigmund Freud’s work was around our ego and how it protects itself. The ego:
So, when we think about identity, habits, triggers, conversations and suchlike, often it is the ego that is trying to defend itself rather than opening communication, finding out about others, and taking risks.
Defence mechanism for the Ego
Which of these different mechanisms do you use when feeling uncomfortable? If you have had a confrontation about a crisis, which of these did you use the response to the accusation?