Psychology in Writing: The Super Ego – Writing Prompt

Writing Prompt

 

ideal life versus real life

ideal life versus real life (Photo credit: DrJohnBullas)

 

What is your character’s ideal?  What is s/he striving for?  How did s/he develop this ideal, was it a parent, role model?  Is the ideal achievable?  If not how does the character deal with inadequacy or guilt that comes from not achieving it?  Conversely, if it is achievable, what motivates the character towards the ideal?

 

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