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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Ego vs Pride check!

Ego! Ego! Ego! It can ruin friendships and put a wedge between family members too. The truth is, too much of  ego isn't good. You need to let go of your ego and take a step  toward true happiness.
Gaining control of your ego is the best thing that you can do for yourself. If you can't put your ego aside and let it go, you'll continue to have unhealthy relationships with friends, spouse or family members.

We all have an ego. However, we must learn how to control it. If you let your ego go unchecked, it can cause tremendous fuss in your life particularly with your partner or spouse.

Ego and pride are so similar. It can be difficult to figure out the difference but this is it: ego is selfish and always has no fact while pride is less selfish and mostly based on the facts of a person's achievements or qualities.

Ego is easily bruised while pride is harder to shake, pride may be focused on others instead of being self obsessed like ego.
It's important to note that ego isn't all bad. Ego is simply how a person views himself. If a person's ego has a firm basis in reality and he does not allow it to control his life, it can actually be good for their self esteem

On this note, I repeat too much of anything is a No No No for me. The question now is are you egoistic or just full of pride? Is there really any difference between ego and pride?


  1. My goal in life is to truly get to the place of complete and full death to self.

  2. Ego can be managed consciously as I don't see any difference btw pride and ego

  3. Nice one Teniola. Pride is far better than ego. I think the ego is essentially a product of our own upbringing, like another side effect of modern living.

  4. I have always lived by this principle because i value my relationships more than the satisfaction of having others tow my line but i have seen that people tend to take me for granted. It has also eaten into my self-confidence, because i gave up arguing with people even when i knew i was right.At a certain point down the line it becomes a habit.Isn't It difficult to be non-assertive & yet maintain your self-esteem?

  5. Teniola you Ǎ̜̣̍®ε̲̣̣̣ wonderful,keep i̶̲̥̅̊t up,but τ̲̅☺ ♍Ɣ own point of view I dont think there is any difference between pride and Ego i̶̲̥̅̊t only depends on the perspective you Ǎ̜̣̍®ε̲̣̣̣ viewing i̶̲̥̅̊t from. Anyway we should know how τ̲̅☺ manage our Ego and pride,S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ as not τ̲̅☺ put us in trouble

  6. Nice one Teniola keep i̶̲̥̅̊t up,τ̲̅☺ ♍Ɣ own point ☀̤̣̈̇f view I dont believe there is any difference between Pride and Ego, i̶̲̥̅̊t only depend on the perspective you Ǎ̜̣̍®ε̲̣̣̣ viewing i̶̲̥̅̊t from,but both shoudnt be over used inorder not τ̲̅☺ put us in trouble,as human being,we suppose τ̲̅☺ have Ego and Pride but not τ̲̅☺ the dentimental of others

  7. There is no much difference between ego and pride they both have the same end result, confrontation and bad relationship. As for me there is no justification for neither of them and in a nutshell, they are bad habits.