I know many people who hide and live behind their egos. An ego is a façade. It’s a mask, but it’s not who we really are.
It’s the part of us that’s constantly trying to impress other people. No one without an ego wants to compete with another person’s ego. Having to compete with another person’s ego can make for very difficult relationships.
One problem with egos is that they can become over-inflated, as they tend to be self-perpetuating. People with egos generally are insecure, often feel inadequate and have very little confidence, but outwardly will show others their secure and confident side. Anyone trying to impress who feeds off an already inflated ego, will usually fail to have an impact on anyone in a positive way.
Unless we inwardly feel good about ourselves, being flattered by a compliment will continue to feed the ego. The ego loves to be praised. It’s lovely to be praised by other people’s comments, but if we don’t inwardly feel good about ourselves, being praised and complimented will only serve to make us feel more insecure about ourselves. If we feel good in our soul, we will feel good in ourselves not through our egos.
In an already fragile world, where we’re all trying to work on our relationships, there can be no place for an ego, let alone an over-inflated one. It’s sad when anyone feels the need to hide behind their ego. We need to be ourselves.