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#76    Professor T

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

View PostBlue Star, on 08 January 2013 - 06:15 PM, said:

I would like to like your post here sarah 444 but as I have used up my quoter today...... I had to type this instead.

It's a really good exercise to look into and study the theories about the id, ego, big I, little i...... And all the other variations upon the same theme. It has been philosophised over since philosophy began and so phycology.
Once passed the self-a-facing stuff which will ruffle anyones feathers. It can be quite amusing to watch the out play in oneself and others.
Only when it has been addressed, can it be de-contaminated as it were.

It is interesting how the Ego with the big E or big I will use every underhanded trick to subjugate, ostracise, manipulate, pull down..... All about it which it is threatened by..... Such as the statistics Prof T demonstrated so well earlier. All these tricks are in a vain attempt to get/stay on top of what in truth is a fictitious pyre. The fat Ego is a false friend who pretends to protect you from harm..... When it truth there is nothing to fear.

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Theres a daily quota for likes!!
That's not Fair.. :angry:  Hasina lives in Texas and get's out of bed way earlier than me..
No wonder she's 1st in the most liked scale.. Everyone run's out of likes by the time
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

I had not realized I'd become so prolific on this site...

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 08 January 2013 - 04:00 PM, said:

One day I will have myself crowned God and make all the people worship me.

I will take the unemployed and have them construct a 2 mile high statue in my likeness and I will have anybody who is someone erased from the history books so I am left the greatest.

Me, me, me!


Hmmmm...Anti-Christ much?



View PostProfessor T, on 08 January 2013 - 07:36 PM, said:

Well I missed something here..
Is anyone else willing to have a go at picking Jinxdom's Ego apart?

Well you could say he likes being a wild card. Likes to mix it up a bit and sometimes be mischievous. Purposely stirs the pot when the doodoo is already thick, to add a little more flavour. Like the Cheshire Cat, but unlike the cat, bring everybody's focus specifically on him and for the drama. I think Mr. Wrong Wing likes to do that, as well. But more so than anybody else on these forums. Then again, I think we all like or need a little drama anyway, keeps life exciting, whether it's negative or positive. Right? With anger it's that way, a negative, people thrive on it. It makes them feel alive and powerful. But at the same time, it's selfdestructive and can overwhelm us. We all like drama in our lives, we subconsciously think it would boring be otherwise.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 08 January 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:




Lol.. Awesome!!!!!
You picked up on his baiting on the Unemployed as well..

Am wondering though, do you think that Mr's Right wing wrote that remark about the unemployed intentionally?
Well you did tell people to show their ego's.
But the Right-Winged one has received flak on other threads.
Tbh I should have been grandiose like him and totally embraced it.
Silly old me thought it was just a way to show the reality of our online ego.
And it's now brought out a side of me that I try to avoid if I can.
Tbh does an angry person indicate a strong or big ego?
I suppose everybody has a right to be angry so it's a good question.
However there's no way humility is part of either.
Tbh I've run out of Christmas greetings to diffuse the situation.
However on second thoughts...

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 08 January 2013 - 09:23 PM, said:

Well you did tell people to show their ego's.
But the Right-Winged one has received flak on other threads.
Tbh I should have been grandiose like him and totally embraced it.
Silly old me thought it was just a way to show the reality of our online ego.
And it's now brought out a side of me that I try to avoid if I can.
Tbh does an angry person indicate a strong or big ego?
I suppose everybody has a right to be angry so it's a good question.
However there's no way humility is part of either.
Tbh I've run out of Christmas greetings to diffuse the situation.
However on second thoughts...

:D
Some people seem to enjoy recieving flak in regards to their opinions.. I think this is an Ego aspect of attention seeking and using their energy to manipulate others into reactions..

Does an Angry person indicate a strong or Big Ego?.... I don't think so.. I tend to think (without having read Sarahs link yet) that anger indicates a threatened Ego more than anything else, which may indicate weakness as opposed to strength..


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

View PostHasina, on 08 January 2013 - 08:01 PM, said:

I had not realized I'd become so prolific on this site...

:D
You are much loved...

I'm not surprised you've changed your avatar to something other than your self today...
This imo, is an Ego reaction to learning that people react to and percieve other peoples personality & Ego by Avatar and comments.. Your Ego has felt exposed by this and felt a little threatened.

Am I right?


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 08 January 2013 - 03:47 AM, said:

Well, according to my Spreadsheet, Likely Guy Just piped you for fourth place and you have slipped to fifth. lol. hope he didn't bruise your ego.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 08 January 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

I'm not going to sugarcoat this or accept it.
How can you honestly justify this hatred of unemployed people?
Didn't you realise this wouldn't go un-noticed when me and the OP are jobless.
I can't honestly speak for him but I'm letting you know clearly what my feelings are.
You are an idiot of the highest order and here's me picking apart your ego.
I've heard of god complexes but you take the biscuit.
Congratulations for being the second person to anger me on this forum.

Getting the unemployed to build a 2 mile high statue of me is not a punishment. Its an honour for you and in return you're rewarded with a full-time job until you find something. As you're so ungreatful you're going on my 'throw to the lions' list.

I would be a mean God and I'd be mean just because I can (insert evil manical laughing here)

Edited by Mr Right Wing, 08 January 2013 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

After the Buzzkill conversation yesterday i have thought more about how others percieve me and the more astute members would have noticed i changed my avatar from Buzzkillington the Third, but still don't have a name which suits me more. So i am (obviously) sticking with the whole Buzzkill theme for now.

I thought the name reflected me quite well as i enjoyed getting into debate by arguing from the unothodox viewpoint (i.e Gaddafi wasn't a bad leader) which most people have an immediate reaction to. This enables me to come back with facts against peoples preconcieved notions, whilst giving my ego a boost for being so clever!

I must say that all this introversion is a tad unsettling.Well at least my ego thinks so, and all this talk about it is getting it worried.

Is there any tried and tested techniques to controlling ego? Should it be controlled? Surely introversion and reflection will just lead to more doubts about how you are percieved and therefore hide your true personality behind the veil of conformity?


View PostMr Right Wing, on 08 January 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

Getting the unemployed to build a 2 mile high statue of me is not a punishment.

Its an honour for you and in return you are rewarded with a full-time job until you find something.

I enjoy reading your posts Mr Right Wing, even the controversial ones which get peoples hackles up. Whatever you are doing to deal with your ego, keep it up. How boring would this world be if all agreed on everything and noone ventured opinions that were likely to cause offence to some? As Ricky Gervias put it "just because you are offended doesn't mean that you are right."

edit: spelling/grammer etc (and i'm sure I missed as few, feel free to not point them out)

Edited by Professor Buzzkill, 08 January 2013 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 08 January 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

:D
Some people seem to enjoy recieving flak in regards to their opinions.. I think this is an Ego aspect of attention seeking and using their energy to manipulate others into reactions..

Does an Angry person indicate a strong or Big Ego?.... I don't think so.. I tend to think (without having read Sarahs link yet) that anger indicates a threatened Ego more than anything else, which may indicate weakness as opposed to strength..

I think people with high self-esteem can be prone to delusions of grandeur. There comes a point in life where if everything has gone too well for you then you start to go a little funny in the head. You might actually start to believe that you are some kind of God lol.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

I feel that my online personality is much different than my "in-person" personality is. I tend to sift ego out of my online personality more than I'm able to in person. Common side-effect is that ego "shines" thru in person because my filter hasn't caught up to "real time", yet.

I've also noticed that alcohol fuels my ego flame, which I have begun to take this out of/limit from my equation. (Ive come to the conclusion that it does nothing of value for me... I act like an ass, and wake up feeling like my own product.. so why do it?)

I'm interested to know what others, on here, feel about my ego...


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:22 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 07 January 2013 - 09:56 PM, said:

Ouch, not sure I can relate, but I'll give it a go and I sure hope someone else will jump in if I'm wrong because in no way am I an expert on this subject..

Ego is a false perception of Self.. It is concerned with how the World Perceives it as opposed to what it really is..
Our True Selfs are, real beings that are connected to the world, not seperated from it.

I think your inability to analyse your self or explain youself comes from having an Ego that has overpowered your true self. This would make it seem as though (when trying to self analyse) you are seperated from your self.. (I think this is actually a good thing because your Ego and your True Self are seperated. I've done this before.. Just keep asking yourself these questions about yourself.. Eventually, your Higher Self will rise to the surface and then you can answers..

It's quite empowering to learn about your true self.

Don't rely on other people to define who you are. If you do that, you are owned.. But if you define yourself, no one owns you but your true self.

As much as I want to shake my head and dismiss this idea, it does strike a cord. I want to defend myself somehow, for whatever reason, but then I start to think 'is that my Ego wanting to be defended or...?'


View PostProfessor T, on 08 January 2013 - 09:44 AM, said:

People who predominantly post short, snarky or cute posts usually fall into the same catagory of people that are more interested in provoking responses from the Like Button or promoting false pretenses imo..

Some of these types of response are designed by their Ego to promote the Idea that their responses are autoritive when in reality they are not.. Their inventment in responding to other posts are self serving... Am wondering if many have encountered this kind of response much? And whether ya'll have come to the conclusion that these short self serving posts is BS from BS artists?

Hehe, I am at the forefront of this type of people. I'll agree, many of my short, snark, or cute posts are meant to just be read as that, but when we're overloaded with such news as the possible death toll in Syria being over 60,000, people arguing day in and day out about gun control while no one wants to confront any of the other issues also swarming around it, I just hope this snark, this short witisim sticks with them and cheers them up.

View PostProfessor T, on 08 January 2013 - 10:18 PM, said:

You are much loved...

I'm not surprised you've changed your avatar to something other than your self today...
This imo, is an Ego reaction to learning that people react to and percieve other peoples personality & Ego by Avatar and comments.. Your Ego has felt exposed by this and felt a little threatened.

Am I right?

Actually, lol, I've been waiting for a friend to send me the picture he's picked. I do feel threatened a bit, I'll admit, because I know I come across as cheery, egocentric, and very much centered on me self. I know I can't come in here and say 'well, I'm just a very confused girl about my lot in life because I know my life's not worth two dog turds and a broken button compared to people who have more or less then I do, what makes me special?' What does pretty little Hasina need to worry about? How other's perceive her? Pollocks! She's pretty! Why should she worry, she's nice! She must have it all to be so personable. This is were the self-analyzation stops, whywhywhywhywhy, I will always ask myself. I'm tired of me self, I don't like me, I was a hard ass as a child, a dishonest girl as a teenager, now I spend my days making costumes, adding up numbers, and arguing about things I can't prove because I have my ass glued to a chair.

In conclusion, I hide this all by being the Ego y'all like, because I want y'all to be happy with me, not bored to tears, not thinking 'what a whiner'. I wish to entertain, I wish to make y'all happy, when y'all laugh at my jokes, at the links I provide, it gives me the purpose (porpoise? I did use a fish pun with 'pollocks'...) I enjoy in life, making others happy.

Is it possible the True Self  of me is my Ego and vice versa? If so, is it unhelathy, just different, or is it a convenient excuse to put on wigs?

Edited by Hasina, 09 January 2013 - 12:23 AM.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

View Postsarah_444, on 08 January 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

I found the article I was reminded of before in regards to having a healthy ego, and the differences between "Strong" and "Big" egos.

Our Egos: Do They Need Strengthening--or Shrinking?


In short, what I got from most of this is that having a strong (or healthy) ego has to do with having a genuine strong sense of self, or self worth/esteem. One that can be aware and accepting of personal insecurities without masking them, among other things.

Thanks for the link, I enjoyed reading this.  I wish it would go into a little more detail, as far as a "transition" or "intermingling" between the two.  The article was a little "black and white".

From my own experience, many of the things from both sides can be applicable to myself, right now.  When it comes to certain things, I'm Big ego, while others I'm moreso a Strong ego.  To go one step further, I feel I can be "mostly" Strong ego, but have Big ego "setbacks", every now and again.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

View PostB Randomly, on 08 January 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:

I feel that my online personality is much different than my "in-person" personality is. I tend to sift ego out of my online personality more than I'm able to in person. Common side-effect is that ego "shines" thru in person because my filter hasn't caught up to "real time", yet.

I've also noticed that alcohol fuels my ego flame, which I have begun to take this out of/limit from my equation. (Ive come to the conclusion that it does nothing of value for me... I act like an ass, and wake up feeling like my own product.. so why do it?)

I'm interested to know what others, on here, feel about my ego...

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115 Posts.. 87 Likes (most of them mine I might add) & DAMMIT!!!!!!! You've pipped me for second place on the Most Liked table!!!

Grrrrrrrrrr!! <_< :angry:

*simulating unhappy ego*
I'm interesting in seeing what other people make of your slimy 2nd place pipping Ego too.
I mean, apart from being a raging alcholic & flat karaoke screamer, I'm sure others here can
pinpoint some aspect of your ego..

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

View PostB Randomly, on 09 January 2013 - 12:25 AM, said:

Thanks for the link, I enjoyed reading this.  I wish it would go into a little more detail, as far as a "transition" or "intermingling" between the two.  The article was a little "black and white".

From my own experience, many of the things from both sides can be applicable to myself, right now.  When it comes to certain things, I'm Big ego, while others I'm moreso a Strong ego.  To go one step further, I feel I can be "mostly" Strong ego, but have Big ego "setbacks", every now and again.

No problem, I felt the same way about it. I think a lot people would intermingle between the two most of the time, myself included.





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