Before learning about spirituality I had studied about psychology because of some reasons in my life. In that I read about the Id, the Ego and the Super Ego. The Id is like your shadow self, the Ego is your conscious/logical self and the Super Ego is the higher self or the soul.
There are two main reasons why the Ego might be driving the body of the individual instead of the soul, the ‘Inflated Ego’ or the ‘Wounded Ego’. When one does not have a balanced ego and a healthy relationship with the ego or the ego is neglected, it gets empowered and wants to drive the vehicle. When it is balanced and you have a healthy sense of self, the ego knows it’s place and takes the back seat and lets the soul drive.
Check out the video to find out more about the ego and to know if you are being run by the ego or the soul.