For exactly the same reason, when something hurts (contradicts, not confirms) a psychological state or reality, our Egos will tend to ‘physically’ represent that state. A physically represented complaint, for example, will "actualize" the relational reality of what we are feeling. This is why we are inclined to, in some other way or another, physically represent the confirming or contradicting nature of all psychological events. When this occurs, the way we behave is a direct reflection of the Structure in action, doing what it must do as it continues not only to manifest the structural significance of each noteworthy relationship we have but attempt to re-confirm or neutralize any confirmations or contradictions that may occur. Having said that, one must remember that contextual influences may weigh heavily on our options of representation and neutralization. If an act of actualization is frowned upon by the Context, the Self will always opt to 'internalize the significance of such a manifestation in lieu of "actualizing" or externalizing it. This because often, a Context's contradiction of one's behavior can either turn re-confirmation into contradiction or increase the feeling of contradiction originally felt.

Understanding the Ego and the Self.
It should be understood that the human mind should not be considered as cut up into discernible sections or psychological parts. The mind possesses no such physical entity such as a separate Ego or “Self.” The Ego and the Self are 'one', creating that totality we understand as who we psychologically are. Indeed, the only propose in differentiating the Ego from the self is so that we can understand how the Structure relates differently to the world around it when engaged in specific types of relationships

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