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What is Difference Between Ego And Attitude?

Difference Between Ego And Attitude?

Ego is often confused with attitude. Both involve the way we think about ourselves, but they are actually quite different. Your ego is your sense of self-importance and self-worth. It is what gives you a sense of who you are. Attitude is your outlook on life. It is how you see yourself and the world around you.


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In this blog, you will understand very well that what is the real similarity and difference between Attitude and Ego.  How should we strike a balance between these two?  At the same time, you still know that ego is a part of our self-identity and self-esteem, while attitude refers to our feelings and beliefs about a particular topic or situation. Ego is a necessary part of our personality, but an overdeveloped ego can be detrimental to our relationships and well-being. Attitudes can shape our behaviors and actions, and can be positive, negative, or neutral.

So by the end you will be able to know very well that how can we avoid making fun of ourselves in front of others.



Isn’t it true that the quote above has a highly dominant nature?

Don’t take the quote at face value, though. Read it in sections so that we can distinguish between attitude and ego.

The attitude in the previous sentence is “I Am the King!” which makes it easier for you to accept who you are. Knowing and defining who you are helps. It expresses your positive attitude about you, which could assist you in overcoming difficulties and circumstances that may make you feel less confident and self-assured.

While the sentence “ALL ARE MY SLAVES “‘s part exudes ego. Your attitude toward others as inferior or beneath you is what we refer to as your ego. Now you might object and ask how it isn’t ego since declaring “I am the King” also implies superiority. “I am the king” declares your superiority over others, but it makes no claim that you are better than them. Feeling like a king or a superior person is not an issue; rather, feeling inferior to others is what leads to ego.


What Is Ego?  

Ego is “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance,” according to the bookish definition. “A fixed way of thinking or feeling about something” is what an attitude is. Ego is the “I” emotion that makes you feel larger than the actual YOU. You are not your genuine self when egoistic; it takes various shapes. Due to certain circumstances, the frame of mind, etc., attitude is a transient state of mind.

Your attitude sets you apart from others and your ego makes you different in the way you think and approach things. Ego is how you define yourself, but attitude is how you define a scenario or set of circumstances based on your own, potentially good or negative, attitude toward it.

If you insult someone’s ego, they will be offended, but if you criticise their attitude, they won’t even care because it is their own way of thinking and approaching things. If your attitude is positive, it will lead you to a better place in life while ego will lead you nowhere.


The attitude of “I CAN DO IT!” can be used to distinguish between ego and attitude. and ” ONLY I CAN ACCOMPLISH IT! “ is ego. It very carefully distinguishes between attitude and ego.

Peace of mind, love, caring, compassion from/against the proper people, and a more optimum and optimistic view to life all come with attitude.

Loneliness, hatred, feeling unloved, self-admiration, and a bad way of life go hand in hand with ego.



There is a razor-thin border between the two, and in my opinion, attitude and ego are as follows.


Your attitude turns into ego when it exceeds a certain point. For instance, if you have the mindset that all others can do is comment on others (you), and you disregard some sincere criticism of you from a close friend or relative because of this mindset, it becomes ego. An ego that started out as a positive attitude but became negative since you couldn’t modify it for your loved ones.

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Greetings, I am Dr. Ashutosh Tripathi, a psychologist with extensive expertise in criminal behavior and its impact on psychological well-being. I hold a Master of Physics (Honors), a Master of Philosophy, a Master of Psychology, and a PhD in Psychology from BHU in India.Over the past 13 years, I have been privileged to serve more than 3200 patients with unique and varied psychological needs. My clinical work is guided by a deep passion for helping individuals navigate complex psychological issues and live more fulfilling lives.As a recognized contributor to the field of psychology, my articles have been published in esteemed Indian news forums, such as The Hindu, The Times of India, and Punjab Kesari. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been honored by the Government of Israel for my contributions to the Psychological Assistance Program.I remain committed to advancing our understanding of psychology and its applications through my ongoing research, which can be found on leading online libraries such as Science Direct, Wiley, Elsevier, Orcid, Google Scholar, and loop Frontiers. I am also an active contributor to Quora, where I share my insights on various psychological issues.Overall, I see myself as a lifelong student of psychology, constantly learning and growing from my patients, colleagues, and peers. I consider it a great privilege to have the opportunity to serve others in this field and to contribute to our collective understanding of the human mind and behavior.

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