It seems there is very little difference between the two.
The ego is a sense of what one is, where pride is is a sense of worth in one's accomplishments, status and above all, how one appears to others.
You can be proud of something you achieve without necessarily having a big ego. Whilst you have pride in accomplishment, you can still be self-effacing.
On the other hand, having a big ego may mean that one fosters false pride in things one may think one is capable of, yet have neither proved to oneself or others.
It's a small distinction I know, but that's the best I can interpret in the difference between the two.
We all have ego - self-image, words like pride, arrogance, humility... are the ways we project our ego on to the world.
Too often, the word, pride is used negatively and interchangeably with ego, as a synonym for arrogance, but it can simply mean, pride in workmanship...
Some people have over inflated egos, full of their own self importance, look at, say, celebrities. Others have come to understand their egos and are humble, look at, say, Buddhist monks.
Ego can mean two things: An overly high opinion of yourself (eg thinking an achievement is all yours, even though it was down to a team effort). ...
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