Many of us are guilty of buying into the common misconception that self-esteem and ego are essentially the same concepts. But, in reality, both the concepts are quite different with different approaches. When you have high self-esteem, it means you have the confidence in your abilities and the attitude of ‘I can do it’. Your self-esteem has nothing to do with what others think of you, it is simply the belief you have in yourself. But your ego operates on the basis of self-interest. Your ego demands validation, appraisal, and approval from others at any cost. It wants you to believe that you are better than others. Your ego wants you to be called ‘right’ by everyone. Here is the first part of Ego VS Self-Esteem Video by Marco that will explain things really well.