Ego Talon IV

  1. “Question everything. Accept nothing.” – Tyra Karn
  2. “A nimble mind makes a nimble trigger finger.” – Ikora Rey
  3. “To know the universe, you must first know yourself.” – Ikora Rey
  4. “Knowledge is its own end.” – Toland, the Shattered
  5. “You will find the nightmares grow worse. Thankfully, you no longer have need of sleep” – Gallida Tuyet


The ego

  • Acts according to the reality principle, seeks to please the id’s drive in realistic ways that will benefit in the long term rather than bring grief.
  • 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
  • To resist the urge to grab other people’s belongings, but instead to purchase those items
  • The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity


  • Claw of a bird of prey.
  • Part of a bolt against which the key presses to slide it in a lock
  • Cards that have not yet been dealt.


Expanded info:

Negative form egotism

  • Talking and thinking about oneself excessively because of an undue sense of self-importance
  • Egotist places the self at the core of one’s world with no concern for others, including those “loved” or considered as “close”