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An alter ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, a second personality or persona within a person. It was coined in the early nineteenth century when schizophrenia was first described by early psychologists.[1] Alter ego may refer to: Alter ego, an alternate personality or persona Alter Ego (game), a video game for the Commodore 64 and Apple II computers Alter Ego (brand) is a brand of Wizards of the Coast Alter Ego (band), an industrial-rave techno music group. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The self is a key construct in several schools of psychology. ... Know Your Personality - a poster describing some of the theoretical aspects in the personality research. ... Persona literally means mask , although it does not usually refer to a literal mask but to the social masks all humans supposedly wear. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The term alter ego is commonly used in literature analysis and comparison to describe characters who are psychologically identical, or sometimes to describe a character as an alter ego of the author, a fictional character whose behavior, speech or thoughts intentionally represent those of the author. Literary criticism is the study, discussion, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = word) is the study of behaviour, mind and thought. ...

The characters Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde in Robert Louis Stephenson's thriller Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde represent an exploration of the concept that good and evil exist within one person, constantly at war. Edward Hyde literally represents the doctor's other self, a psychopathic being unrestrained by the conventions of civilized society, who shares a body with the doctor. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde[1] is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. ... Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer. ... For other uses, see Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (disambiguation). ...

The term and concept also frequently appear in popular fiction, such as in comic books, for the secret identity of a superhero, vigilante, crimefighter or villain. Related concepts include avatar, doppelgänger, impersonator, and split personality.[2][3] Genre fiction is a term for writings by multiple authors that are very similar in theme and style, especially where these similarities are deliberately pursued by the authors. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... For other uses of this term, please see Secret identity (disambiguation). ... For the upcoming parody of superhero films, see Superhero!. Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ... “Bad guy” redirects here. ... The ten avatars of Vishnu, copyright BBT In Hindu philosophy, an avatar (also spelt as avatara) (Sanskrit: , ), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a higher being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the album by Cassidy. ...

See also

  • Id, ego, and super-ego

For other uses of ego and id, see EGO and ID. The ego is not sharply separated from the id; its lower portion merges into it. ...


  1. ^ Irving B. Weiner, Donald K. (EDT) Freedheim (2003). Handbook of Psychology. John Wiley and Sons, 262. ISBN 0471176699. 
  2. ^ Antonia Darder (1995). Culture and Difference: Critical Perspectives on the Bicultural Experience in the United States. Bergin Garvey/Greenwood, 112. ISBN 0897893840. 
  3. ^ Glenn Daniel Wilson (1991). Psychology and Performing Arts. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9026511191. 

the alters are not always evil yet they are somtimes like animals always wanting out or having their own body

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