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What is the meaning of id ego and superego?
Last Updated: 27th April, 2020
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Then, what is ID in psychology?
According to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, the id is the personality component made up of unconscious psychic energy that works to satisfy basic urges, needs, and desires. The id operates based on the pleasure principle, which demands immediate gratification of needs.
Beside above, what is an example of ego? The ego, controlled by the reality principle, is what prevents you from acting on these urges. For example, if you are craving chocolate, the ego will make you wait until you can get your own chocolate bar instead of snatching the one your friend is about to enjoy.
Similarly one may ask, what is the difference between ego and superego?
Ego refers to the realistic and controlling component of the psyche. In comparison, the superego is the last component which refers to the critical and moralizing part. The ego tries to maintain a balance among reality, superego, and Id. Superego confines both ego and id for consequences of actions.
What happens when the id ego and superego are in conflict?
This inner conflict is due to the workings of the Id, Ego and Superego. The id is the primitive instinct or the biological needs that we have. Then emerges the ego, which needs to rationalize these needs so that they don't cause harm to others in their pursuit.