Alter ego, that personality that you don’t describe yourself with because you don’t know it exists, don’t expect it to or don’t like to believe it has anything to do with you. Some would say they acted on impulse or the situation brought about that thought, making all kinds of excuses but then the thought and action came from within. Okay, lets apply logic to these excuses, the situation could have brought any other thought or action from you but why this one? You’d say you didn’t have control of the situation but that part that controls and takes responsibility for the impulse thought it out and overshadowed the dominant. It is that part of us that is silently waiting to be expressed, waiting for the dominant part to give in.
Don’t get me wrong an alter is not always the bad personality. An alter could be the tender part of a hardened criminal that would betray his colleagues to keep a baby alive but then it could be that part that would spring up in a hopeless romantic after being broken a thousand times.
Our alter ego shows us that we are more than what we know we are. It makes us know that we could act like anybody and do anything any day and that it just takes the right situation for it to spring up, probably a different situation from theirs. Our alter ego though tucked in by our goal, morals and mostly by our upbringing could spring up and make people perceive us as having the same personality as that person that we admire or detest. Why judge others then when you are not sure that you would never act the way they did? Or why hold on to people’s frail perspective of others when you are not sure of the personality they saw?
I’d say your dominant part is who you are and who you’ve known yourself to be, your alter ego is who you could be or who you suppress.
Is your alter ego the better you??