The ego is the centre of consciousness and is the "eye" through which we perceive the world. Our decision making is determined by our ego and it implements our will. The ego can be seen as an interface between the human world of society and individuals.
Very importantly the ego is a sentry. It analyses situations as threatening or beneficial. It reacts to insults, damage to what it sees as its own symbols or challenges to its circumstances. It is necessary for us all to work to strengthen our egos and by doing so develop a sense of individuality, independence, self esteem, assertiveness, presence and values. Egos give us convictions of our opinions and perspectives specific tastes and preferences. People in possession of those qualities have egos which can be termed well developed, well defined or "strong." A well developed ego is beneficial in many ways. Individuals with healthy egos approach other people from a position of strength and vigor rather than from neediness or emptiness. Such people can easily forge positive relationships with others. Well developed egos allow individual to behave consistently and be stable and trustworthy. People with well developed egos are not easily swayed by people who try to persuade them with their opinions. Developing a healthy ego means that a person has an effective persona and appears confident, in control and trustworthy.