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ego functions

in psychoanalytic theory, the various activities of the ego, including perception of the external world, self-awareness, problem solving, control of motor functions, adaptation to reality, memory, reconciliation of conflicting impulses and ideas, and regulation of affect. The ego is frequently described as the executive agency of the personality, working in the interest of the reality principle. See also secondary process.

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achiever

n. a person who is able to accomplish some action or desired result.