I guess, not being too smart, that when someone says my ego is getting in the way - they might be right. I have heard the comments about ego, and id (no one really cares about poor ol' id, do they?). Heavens, I studied something about it while in college classes. But now I have to think - that common knowledge is that EGO = inflated sense of self worth.
Back to the books folks, it isn't that easy, but that is why life is like a puzzle - the piece only looks like it could fit there, smashing it flatter doesn't make it so. Ego without which I have only id, and I really don't do well on it (id).