3 thoughts on “Understanding the Ego, Super Ego and the Subject of the Unconscious

  • July 1, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Thank you for writing this! So helpful.

    My mind is blown after reading this and then reflecting on my own situations, experiences, & symptoms. I have a lot to talk about with my therapist next session lol. Seriously though this has helped me a bunch. I think it’s cause of how I learn and process things. I like knowing the process behind things & the reasons for things. I guess like analytical thinking & something just clicked when I read this and it made sense.

    I don’t like sharing too much about myself on the internet especially personal things but I think I definitely understand some of my symptoms like by applying this process of thinking. It’s hard to explain without going into detail. Honestly thank you!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Hi Misha,
    I’m glad your conference was productive.
    I remember learning about Freud, the id, ego and super-ego but this is a great refresher course so to speak lol!
    It got me thinking about the roles I play like you mentioned:daughter, sister, friend, aunt, client. There used to be more–girlfriend, employee, student, granddaughter etc. One role in particular has quite often had a duality to it because of dysfunction. I am my mother’s daughter but mostly I feel like HER mother. I learned early on that others had expectations of me that I had to obey. In a sense, it helped me develop a strong sense of responsibility and independence as well as a good work ethic. On the other hand, I am VERY uncomfortable being “real” or vulnerable around family.
    Odd that you should mention the umbilical cord connection that is severed at birth. I say that after just getting home a few hours ago after spending 5 hours in the e.r. for a painful bloody navel! It began as just soreness 3 days ago but earlier today it got worse and began to bleed. Cellulitis THERE?? I have never heard such a strange thing. I am on strong antibiotics. I just thought it a strange coincidence you would mention that in your article given what I have been experiencing recently.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Adolescence is where you find out if your parents ever grew into real, and not just biological, adulthood. If yes, they help you through it. If no, when you stick your head out to test your growth, they chop your head off like ISIS.

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