Why do some people have such huge egos? You see it all the time in celebrities, the fifteen-minute famers, the co-worker who takes credit for everything (even your ideas), and the friend who is just too into herself. Does she really think I want to see yet one more selfie?
Here’s the thing, a big ego is seriously stupid and even dangerous.
5 Sure Signs of an Ego-maniac:
- You bask in recognition and live for the cheers of your audience. You crave the limelight.
- You think you know everything and and never admit mistakes, never apologize.
- You take credit for other people’s ideas and work.
- Your business card or signature list every degree, credential, or certification you have achieved and then some.
- Conversations are one sided: all you talk about is you. You have no interest in learning about others.
You, You, You, You. You are the center of the universe.
How long can an ego run rampant before it destroys relationships, careers, businesses, or kills someone? Here’s the fix: quit feeding the maniac’s ego. Just like a toddler’s temper tantrum, if you ignore it, it will eventually stop.
Whether superstar, nobel prize winner, or the guy sitting next to you on the plane, we are all the same inside, and trust me, I have seen plenty of people’s insides. We are guts, blood, waste, bone, and skin. We have a brain, a soul, and a personality. We all have unique talents, feelings, dreams, and fears.
My guess is the egomaniacs aren’t reading this. But, if you are on the precipice of egomania land, do an about face and start moving as fast as you can. Life is way too short to be lived for selfie.
A healthy ego is good, but keep it in check. Too much and it gets to be like dust in the eyes – you can’t see anything until you clear it away.