Each area of the three sections of the psyche is established at a specific age, first to be created is the ID. At the point when a child is conceived, it’s brain is assaulted with instinctual drives which are communally called the ID. The ID just needs its wants satisfied, it works on the pleasure principle where only pleasure is looked for and the baby goes into a state of panic if it does not get what it wants. It doesn’t consider what is practical nor does it be able to be coherent or to consider what is morally just. These restrictions emerge in light of the fact that the ID has no genuine mindfulness, it is only an accumulation of urges, and it impacts the brain by applying pressure upon it and gives a sentiment discharge when the desires are satisfied. As per Freud, these drives convey themselves as sexual and aggressive and are found absolutely in the unconscious.
A baby’s principle fear is satisfaction of its natural drives until around the second or third year when the second part of the brain forms which is the ego. The mind begins by being absolutely ID yet by this point the upper part of the ID is changed by the children encounters with the outside world shaping the conscience. The infant discovers that it’s desires can’t constantly be satisfied and the ego must control the amount of the IDs inclinations are permitted to be communicated. The ego can consider things, something that the ID is not able to do; it can witness the authenticity of the real world and choose the level headed and practical decision.
The ego is the thing that enables the psyche to act, it resembles our will. It exists at each of the levels of consciousness, the unconscious, preconscious and conscious. Starting at the age of around five, a segment of the ego is changed and turns into the third piece of our brain called the superego. The superego is our inner voice, it characterises our feeling of good and bad, it is a gathering of positive lessons we have gained from our caregivers, society and religion. The superego utilizes its abilities to rebuff the ego on the off chance that it behaves badly and prizes it with satisfaction when it follows its orders. Much like the ID, the superego does not care about what is reasonable. It needs moral flawlessness. The ID and the Superego are continually combating each other for control of one’s behaviour so the egos fundamental occupation is to intervene between these two and picks which one gets the chance to convey itself and be expressed.
Irrespective of the ego being its own section of the mind, the ego finds itself constantly mediating between the two as well as taking into account the external world “We are warned by a proverb against serving two masters at the same time. The poor ego has things even worse: it serves three severe masters and does what it can to bring their claims and demands into harmony with one another.” (Freud S. 1933.)
This is done trying to keep the brain in an harmonious state as if the ID conveys itself excessively, one may act in ways that are unacceptable and damaging, comparably if the superego has excessively opportunity, one can turn into a uptight stickler.
The superego has requirements that are so difficult to live up to them prompting consistent sentiments of fault and anxiety. Much like the ego, the superego is situated all through every one of the three levels of consciousness.