What Is Your Alter Ego Language?



Alter Ego is defined as an alternative self that is different from the actual person. It doesn’t mean that they will be completely different, though they could be, they will be different significant enough to call them as a different personality. You could see them in many of the literary works where you could find the alternate self of the author, through his description of the key characters in the story. You could also tell them as your best friend.

It is said that this term was coined by a Roman philosopher known as Cicero. The existence of another self was fully described in the 18th century when Anton Mesmer who was a German doctor used hypnosis to separate alter ego of a person from his real self. He through his experiments proved that people might behave differently from their hypnotic state. He often found that people were completely different from what they generally show to the world. While he also said that it is very hard for the other person to find they’re alter ego for themselves. It requires a great level of introspection and to look beyond our ego to realize that there exists a completely different personality within us.

The aforementioned concept sounds very amusing and it has been adopted in many of the famous literary works. The most famous one being the Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It basically says that there are two personalities within ourselves. One is good and the other is bad and they are constantly in war with each other. Who will win is always in our hands. They have become so famous that they have become synonymous with a split personality and alter ego.  Other famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and an Indian Malayalam film Ustaad.

It is one of the interesting concepts in the field of psychology and many researchers had dedicated their entire life to know more about alter ego and split personality. If we look at it from a scientific perspective then you will realize that science is still at a very premature stage to understand the workings of the brain and so we can’t expect science to give concrete answers about these complex psychological problems.

“Nice words and nice appearance doesn’t conclude that someone is nice, i believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“If you really want to be different, you’d better keep quiet and be a good person on the inside.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

“Well,” Mr. Cheeseman interjected. “Perhaps there’s an easy solution to this. Maybe Captain Fabulous has an alter ego.”
“What’s an alter ego?” asked Gerard.
“It’s a superhero’s true but secret identity,” said Chip. “You know, the way that Superman is really Clark Kent.” “Superman is really Clark Kent?”
“It’s pretty obvious,” said Penny. “To everyone but you and Lois Lane.”
“Okay,” Gerard conceded. “Captain Fabulous’s alter ego will be…Teddy Roosevelt.”
― Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

“I reach out to touch her, the goddess beholding me. “Thank you for coming.” I shout with gratitude. “Now let’s go create a night to remember!”
― Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent. Kobe Bryant

There’s an old rule in neuroscience that does not alter with age: use it or lose it. It is a very hopeful principle when applied to critical thought in the reading brain because it implies choice. Maryanne Wolf

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams

Happy as we are, times may alter; we may be bitten with some impulse towards change, and many things may seem too wonderful for us to resist, too exciting not to catch at, if we do not know that they are but phases of what has been before and withal ruinous, deceitful, and sordid. William Morris

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