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Much has been said about the male ego and how some men must be handled with care or else their ego can deflate faster than a popped balloon. However, few turn their gaze on the female ego and all that it entails.

I was talking to a friend last night, when he introduced an interesting theory. In the middle of discussing how men and women approach each other, he brought up The Celebrity Apprentice. He mentioned that initially he felt the men’s team would get slaughtered because there were just too many alpha males with big egos on the team, and he suspected they’d have a hard time working together—their sense of self-importance getting in the way of teamwork. However, nearly five episodes in and the women are the ones struggling. His observation: They got big egos.

Ego is sometimes described as “an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others,” and while there’s definitely a thin line between being confident and self-assured and being an egomaniac, there is something to be said about a confident person.

I love confident men, and men often claim they love confident women, but can a big ego stop you from connecting with others?

What do you think, Clutchettes? Beyonce’s got a big ego…how about you? Let’s talk about it!

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  • KGDC

    There’s a difference between ego and confidence. Most people don’t know the difference anymore. They confude it and wonder why they can’t connect. Sometimes, it really is YOU.

  • ALIG83

    Do I have a big ego? Not even. In fact, I have no ego.

  • I’m young, beautiful, brilliant, talented, kind, and loving. I don’t have a big ego, I’m simply proud of who I am and my accomplishments. Thus, I am a confident woman. I do have an ego that’s just right for me. :)

  • African Mami

    That model is rocking the hell out of that outfit! Bold colors loving it. and the hair is oh so natural!

    It’s funny that this article is about ego. I was just thinking today about hard it is to deal with a short man in a relationship because you have to constantly stroke his ego to make up for the height! Lawwwd have mercy!