Believe It or Not, Big Egos Can Make for Great Employees. Here’s How to Support Them.
Ego arises from our need for significance. There’s nothing wrong with needing to feel significant. It’s simply the need to feel that we matter and to be validated as human beings. We all just want to be seen and to be accepted just as we are. It’s about dignity. However, if we are denied our dignity for extended periods of time, especially during childhood, we can develop an overattachment to our need for significance. People with this overattachment want to feel very importa