Translation of ego in Spanish:

ego

Pronunciation: /ˈiːgəʊ; ˈegəʊ/

n (plural egos)

  • 1.1 [Psychology/Psicología] the ego el yo, el ego
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    • Jung also found that in practice both anima and animus act in dreams and in the imagination as mediators of the unconscious to the ego, so providing a means for inner as well as outer adaptation.
    • The effects of a shift in identity from the ego to the inner self are dramatic and remarkable.
    • Letting go of the ego, the persona, the rational mind is a central experience in mystical traditions.
    1.2 (self-regard) amor (m) propio, ego (m) to damage sb's ego herir* a algn en su amor propio to deflate sb's ego bajarle los humos a algn to boost sb's ego alimentar el ego de algn
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    • If I do get all of that done and sorted out properly my meetings tend to go very well, and that's a big big boost to my ego.
    • Your natural reactions to circumstances encourage success and the healthy growth of your ego and self-esteem.
    • It is very flattering and a big boost to the ego to receive compliments from someone like Stacey Jones.

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