The psychology of the quiet ego.

  title={The psychology of the quiet ego.},
  author={Jack J Bauer and Heidi A. Wayment},
Egotism is in. For the past few decades, it has been okay to "look out for Number 1," with the assumption that "Number 1" refers to an individualistic notion of the person—and then mostly in the immediate moment, without regard for the individual's own long-term interests. Advertising and marketing campaigns feed our cultural obsession with egoistic pursuits, and political and economic forces help make many self-indulgent behaviors and expectations a perceived necessity. The burgeoning business… 
Linguistic Correlates of the Quiet Ego in Narratives About the Self
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The Quiet Ego: Motives for Self-Other Balance and Growth in Relation to Well-Being
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Transcribing and Transcending the Ego
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The Quiet Ego Scale: Measuring the Compassionate Self-Identity
The quiet ego refers to a self-identity that transcends egoism and identifies with a less defensive, balanced stance toward the self and others. Study 1 establishes and confirms the 14-item Quiet Ego
How Does the Quiet Ego Relate to Happiness? A Path Model Investigation of the Relations Between the Quiet Ego, Self-Concept Clarity, and Well-Being
The quiet ego refers to a self-construal that is balanced and growth-oriented in its stance toward the self and others. It is conceptualized as representing the intersection of four characteristics:
Why Does Awe Have Prosocial Effects? New Perspectives on Awe and the Small Self
  • J. Perlin, Leon Li
  • Psychology
    Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
  • 2020
It is proposed that awe may interact with the self not just in terms of attentional focus but rather at multiple layers of selfhood, and further reinterpret the small self using the notion of the quiet ego from personality psychology.
The Quiet Ego: Concept, Measurement, and Well-Being
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Quiet Ego and Subjective Well-Being: The Role of Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness
The quiet ego refers to a self-identity that is balanced and growth-oriented in its stance toward the self and others. As a relatively new construct, its validity has been examined in domains related
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Self-compassion, the ‘quiet ego’ and materialism


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