Ego is the shadow side of status pursuit.

While status pursuit is neither positive 0K2E6 nor negative 0K2E3 per se, it very readily activates the negative behaviors of the ego (4B6C4B). Ego demands status 4B6C4, as it flees from its fear of disconnection (4B6C4B). Ego demands status 4B6C4, as it flees from its fear of disconnection (4B6C5). Where its efforts fail, dominance often sets in 0K2E3, which can only compound the problem 4B6C5B. Ego similarly defends belief 0K2E7A.