The id (Latin for “it”, German: Es) is the disorganized part of the personality structure that contains a human’s basic, instinctual drives. Id is the only component of personality that is present from birth. It is the source of our bodily needs, wants, desires, and impulses, particularly our sexual and aggressive drives.
The ego (Latin for “I”, German: Ich) acts according to the reality principle; i.e., it seeks to please the id’s drive in realistic ways that will benefit in the long term rather than bring grief. At the same time, Freud concedes that as the ego “attempts to mediate between id and reality, it is often obliged to cloak the [unconscious] commands of the id with its own preconscious rationalizations, to conceal the id’s conflicts with reality, to profess…to be taking notice of reality even when the id has remained rigid and unyielding.”The reality principle that operates the ego is a regulating mechanism that enables the individual to delay gratifying immediate needs and function effectively in the real world. An example would be to resist the urge to grab other people’s belongings, but instead to purchase those items.
The super-ego (German: Über-Ich) reflects the internalization of cultural rules, mainly taught by parents applying their guidance and influence. Freud developed his concept of the super-ego from an earlier combination of the ego ideal and the “special psychical agency which performs the task of seeing that narcissistic satisfaction from the ego ideal is ensured…what we call our ‘conscience’.” For him “the installation of the super-ego can be described as a successful instance of identification with the parental agency,” while as development proceeds “the super-ego also takes on the influence of those who have stepped into the place of parents — educators, teachers, people chosen as ideal models”.
*Intelligence, which is measured in happiness, is based on realizing reality and keeping that pesky ego (which is a combination of the id and the super-ego) in check. You can’t jump over rivers, you’ll make it about 5-10 feet before splashing on in, not everyone woman loves you and/or thinks you are God, and we do exist when you are not around and we can be happy and you can’t fix everything. But I will admit that your magic is strong, but it’s just magic, without it, you are just as ordinary as everyone else. Realizing that now will make you a happier person when they take the magic away. Cellphones on…….. and, as you are saying to yourself right now, he’s not talking about me, I am talking about you, but don’t worry, your ego will make it about me, and for that I give you a…………..