Id, Ego or Superego: Which One Leads You?

Id, Ego or Superego: Which One Leads You?

Chelsea Wrots
September 10 2016 - 11:21pm

According to Sigmund Freud’s theory, there are 3 different types of mechanisms that control us, leading how we react in public and decide what we value the most: Id, Ego and Superego. These parts combine to create complex human behavior, but which one are you driven by?

Scroll Down to Continue

1. You’re a guest in a friend's house. You got thirsty and went to the kitchen, but couldn’t find the glasses. What would you do?

2. A product that you’ve been dying to get is on sale for a limited amount of time, but the only money you have is the money you saved for rent. What would you do?

3. Suppose it’s a really hot summer day. But there is just one ice cream left in the fridge. What would you do?

4. Suppose you’re the security guard of a food warehouse. No one will notice if you bring some things home. What would you do?

5. Choose one of these foods.

Scroll Down to Continue

6. You’re a guest in one of your friend’s houses. Here’s what’s in the fridge. Which one would you prefer?

7. Almost done. If you were going to buy one of these items, which one would it be?

8. Be honest: Would you describe yourself as conservative?

8. Be honest: Would you describe yourself as conservative?

9. Finally. Pick the inkblot that is closest to you.

Scroll Down for Comments and Reactions

Your principle is pleasure! Result: Id

You lead your life according to your own desires and seek to maximize the pleasure in every stage of your life. It’s always the best to live in the moment, isn’t it? Do whatever you want to do, go whichever way you want to go, you make the rules!

Your principle is reality! Result: Ego

You value your desires, but also have enough of a conscious to do the right things. Being excessively hedonist or absolutely perfect doesn't mean anything, after all. You have a chill mindset but also give importance to other people’s wishes.

We can totally trust someone like you!

Your principle is morality! Result: Superego

Being remembered, getting pleasure, impressing people are not important. There is just one importing thing: doing the right thing!

This is your philosophy of life. You always try to do the right thing by putting people's opinions aside. You don’t give any credit other than to your own mind and conscience.

Wish there were more people like you in this world.

Send Comment