Ego simply refers to self and how we feel about ourselves. This results in our thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Where an ego is arrogant, overbearing, misguided or delusional, then bad things can and often do happen.
Until you get into deep trimix or cave diving training, there is little emphasis in diving qualifications on anything other than meeting performance-based skill standards.
Surprisingly perhaps it is not the most talented that always succeed.
A good few years ago, I was a newly minted sports psychologist.
We have become “conditioned” to stress being a negative issue, and of course “distress” is extremely negative and often debilitating.
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