The ego likes to chatter and stay busy.
It likes to make us feel inferior or superior to others.
It likes to feel seperate from everything around us.
The ego does not like to live in the present, so it likes to make us live in the future or past.
It makes us feel like there is not enough (i.e. time, energy, resources, money, etc.).
The ego is small and ignorant and operates from a place of limitations.
The ego is an aspect of shadow and feeds on fear.