I find that I like people who are not egotistical.
All of us have ego so I believe that it takes work to suppress it.
I want to do that work and be the type of person who has more control over me.
I observe people - particularly at work, who are very talented and intelligent. But just when there is an audience, you can see their ego take over in full display.
I realized that it is hard as I get older. Things that didn't bother me before, seem to get to me now. I think pride fuels the ego as we age. I see it clearly in older people. I am also noticing it in myself.
Unfortunately, people can read my face like a book. So it will take a lot of work, but I consciously want to be aware of when my ego is getting too much control.
There is some aspect of stoicism and emotional control that helps to keep the ego in check.
I do not have the right skills or knowledge at this time but I have added this to one of the things I want to work on.
Anyone has any tips on this?