A noisy ego spends so much time defending the self, as if it were a real thing — doing whatever it takes to assert itself. The quiet ego has four facets:
- Detached Awareness. Those with a quiet ego have an engaged, non-defensive form of attention to the present moment.
- Inclusive Identity. Identify with the experience of others, deeper understanding of common humanity.
- Perspective-Taking. Reflecting on other viewpoints.
- Growth-Mindedness. Change for self and others over time.