Quieting The Ego | Scott Barry Kaufman


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:

  1. Detached Awareness. Those with a quiet ego have an engaged, non-defensive form of attention to the present moment.
  2. Inclusive Identity. Identify with the experience of others, deeper understanding of common humanity.
  3. Perspective-Taking. Reflecting on other viewpoints.
  4. Growth-Mindedness. Change for self and others over time.


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