Curb Your Ego

Jungian psychology is not an "ego psychology." In fact, in Jungian psychology, the ego is a quite dubious proposition. According to Jung, the attitude of the ego is partial, prejudicial, and, at the extreme, defective. One of the most problematic attitudes is ego-inflation. If your ego is inflated, Jung says, your ego will be negatively compensated, or deflated, by the unconscious — that is, your ego will be "curbed."

In New York City, where you are required to "curb your dog," you may also be required to "curb your ego," as in this example of sidewalk art in Greenwich Village on November 20, 2013:

'Curb Your Ego' on a street post
Photograph by Michael Vannoy Adams