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alter ego

1. Another name or identity that one assumes. He's a clean-cut accountant during the week, but on the weekend he indulges in hedonistic pursuits as his alter ego "Jack."
2. A separate or different aspect or element of one's personality, identity, or psyche. For such a quiet woman, she has a rage and temper at times that is like some alter ego.
3. A close, inseparable friend of very similar attitudes and interests. My girlfriend and I are so similar, we are like each other's alter ego.
4. A person who acts as a substitute for or copy of another person; a doppelgänger. Due to his increasingly failing health, the dictator's son has been running the country for the past month, essentially as his alter ego.
See also: alter, ego

ego trip

A display of superiority and self-centeredness. Are you on an ego trip? I'm not one of your lowly interns, so you can get your own coffee! The boss must have been on a real ego trip when he decided to name the building after himself.
See also: ego, trip

stroke someone's ego

Fig. to flatter and praise someone. If you have trouble with him, just take a few minutes and stroke his ego. You'll soon have him eating out of your hand.
See also: ego, stroke

ego trip

Behavior or activities undertaken mainly out of vanity or for self-gratification. For example, She's really on an ego trip, trying out for the lead. [1960s]
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ego trip

n. a public expression of one’s feelings of importance or superiority. The guy is on another ego trip. Pay no attention.
See also: ego, trip

ego tripper

n. a person who habitually goes on an ego trip. Not another ego tripper running for public office!
See also: ego, tripper
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Con el contexto leibniziano en mente, podemos ver que el otro Ego es de importancia para Husserl, sobre todo, para establecer la comunidad de Egos necesaria para la intersubjetividad presupuesta por la objetividad propia del significado del mundo.
Los resultados de esta explicacion descubren tres dimensiones basicas que operan en la constitucion del extrano: en primer lugar, la constitucion del otro Ego como el Ego puro que pertenece al cuerpo del otro, experimentado en la inmanencia de la esfera de propiedad del Ego trascendental; en segundo lugar, la constitution de la trascendencia objetiva del mundo, en tanto uno y el mismo mundo que esta ahi para la comunidad de Egos que me incluye a "mi" como un Ego puro; y, tres, la constitucion de la comunidad de monadas como la intersubjetividad trascendental cuya intencionalidad constitutiva colectiva es responsable del significado y ser del mundo objetivo en tanto trascendencia objetiva.
You may have to use a subtle, non-confrontational approach, since an individual with a huge ego may not be overly receptive to suggestions and advice.
Dealing with a coach who has an enormous ego is not always a lot of fun, but one that can and must be handled.
And although the eGO looks stylish enough,even its best friends would agree that it hardly has the chic of the best of the Italian and French mopeds.
Ron Cook,in charge of marketing at eGO Vehicles in the UK, is well aware of the challenge to be faced.
Ego states may be overt or covert, verbal or pre-verbal, somaticized or idealized, historical or archetypal.
For our purposes, we will define ego in the psychoanalytic sense, as stated by Brown and Fromm (1986, p.
These intersubjective relations come to be reified as status, which is experienced by the subject not as a relation, but rather as a property of the self or the ego.
4] In such a system, the subject is encouraged to experience social position as a part of the ego, and social relations as constitutive of identity.
Starting with the EGO Zero, Torque underlines its plan to get fully-working smartphones into the hands of more and more Filipinos.
For this, Torque created the EGO Surf S and EGO Max S, featuring 4- and 5-inch screens, respectively.
Ego Soleil was established in 2012 to disrupt the international fashion industry with collections encompassing superior quality and attention to detail at affordable prices.
This ego must be in tune with the rest of the team.
A Conflicted ego state is internally conflicted with another ego state to the point where the angst resulting from this conflict is problematic to the client.