'What is this Ego and why is there so much of
it everywhere?' is what Get the Ego Advantage
Our ego is like an invisible but tangible bubble
which we project around ourselves, based on our
own impression of our abilities and worth. This
book shows how our abilities and sense of worth
combine in the ego to determine our actions and
Suffering toxic emotions while nursing ego-wounds,
reacting, and regretting can all be prevented.
Get the Ego Advantage! Outlines a simple
approach that can easily be applied to real-life
situations to help us understand the puzzling
reactions we come across in other people. It also
explores ego clashes in professional life, ways
to balance individual and team identity, leadership,
and issues such as rigid attitudes, prejudice,
and alienation. The author provides illuminating
insights into complex concepts like self-esteem,
true love, parental love, arrogance, and narcissism.
With Abu, an original cartoon character, to guide
through the book, it will be an entertaining as
well as useful read for both the general and the
Anjana Sen, an Emotional Intelligence (EI) consultant
and a medical physician who has authored this
extremely interesting book, helps us to understand
our reactions and feelings in the constant interplay
of ego in our personal and professional lives.
She has likened the ego to a suit, which each
personality wears much like a skin and describes
the ego as an invisible but very tangible bubble,
which we project around ourselves like a hologram
based upon our own impression of our abilities
The author also provides insights into the convoluted
- Self esteem;
- True love and parental love
- Happiness has now become a thing constructed.
It is no longer intrinsic.
"Self-esteem is not everything, but without
it there is nothing." That is the essence
of this short 14-chapter book, replete with illustrations
by the author.
People in positions of power and responsibility
particularly need to hone their EI skills. Says
Sen: "As you go higher in the ladder, you
need emotional competencies much more than technical
competencies. Society is equipping people to get
jobs; we are not equipping them to keep jobs."
Science of it
"Ego is wrongly interpreted as arrogance.
Instead, Ego is inside us. When we bring it to
consciousness, it is self esteem."
Even though it is based on science, Emotional
Quotient (EQ) itself cannot be measured, though
there are many instruments to measure it.
By Nidhi Jain