The tale of crisis, self-image, and ego

Instant feedbacks, prompt responses and supportive structures in one’s working or personal space are the ideal attitudes because it helps one to work effectively and avoid low self-esteem fallouts. This can be really appreciated when the lacunae period arrives.


What is the lacunae period? It is a period where a person is not able to receive the above-mentioned behaviors from the surrounding and left alone to judge their own position. A person tends to fill the void with the preconceived notions, judgment, and templates about a self.


If the person has a habit of negative self-talking and blaming oneself chronically then he or she would do the same in the lacunae period to fill the gaps between the expectations and performance. Negative self-judgment would discourage them further which would affect their performance subsequently.

The lacunae period in those who try to stay optimistic would not harm much as due to the positive self-image inside, they try to replace these lacunae with the reassurance and self-help cognitive strategies. The positive self-image is comprised upon robust resourcefulness, happiness, strong and contended relationships, independence and trust.

The term resourcefulness is defined by positive interpersonal experiences and achievements on collective and individual grounds. All these factors substantiate one’s persona to deal with strange, unpredicted and difficult situations.

Lacunae period is an inevitable event of life, either in a personal setting or professional environment. It is hard to stay strong and competent under stressful, unsupportive or in hostile setups for long. In these critical situations, personal substance contributes a lot to keep oneself strong enough to trust his/her decisions, judgment and perceptions.


The substantial ego is well-equipped to deal with such crisis as it has to come up with mature and strong defense mechanisms. The coping tactics are defined by the precise balance between the pleasure-driven body (id) and principle-driven body (superego). The equilibrium is easy to establish but difficult to maintain for the long term. The viable bridge is built upon the sustained harmony between these two bodies. The upheaval in the internal or external environment may destabilize its steadiness. The guards to prevent such conditions are almost always on alert. The subtle maladaptation in habits, thinking, perception, interests and activities may disintegrate it.

The ego is a basic functional unit of a human psyche which works to resolve conflicts and comes forth with the compatible solutions. The stronger the ego earlier will be the resolution with more workable plans.

The model of human actualization has largely depended on awareness of ego, its strength, and deficiencies, its role in decision, failures and achievements and the contributing factors of sustainability and stability. the extent of our self-knowledge towards all these measures would rescue the ego from the crisis and helps it functioning amid pitfalls and setbacks too.


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