title: AW Episode 11: Battle Of The Egos
show: Adventures Within
description: What is the ego? Beyond being one of the three constructs of Freud's model of the psyche, many people think of ego as egotism: an exaggerated or excessive sense of self-importance. But the ego can also show itself as the exact opposite: an exaggerated or excessive sense of inferiority and self-loathing. Ego is any image you have of yourself that shapes your sense of identity and value. It is a shield we construct around ourselves, believing it is keeping us safe when in fact it is keeping us separate. Ultimately, our egos function to emphasize the "otherness" of others. And underneath all of this is fear. In order to uncover our fears, it's time to adventure within our egos. I have a pretty hefty ego and so does my guest co-host, Lauren Martinez, so our plan was to let our egos out of their cages to battle for superiority! However, it turned out that it's hard to be in ego when one acknowledges the ego so it became more of a discussion about egos, penises, male energy, sharing of egoic fantasies, love, and crushes. Have a listen. I think you may like it. Robert's ego playlist.
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