• Start drinking alcohol as a teenager. Have a series of dead end jobs, frequently getting fired for bad attitude, poor attendance or drunkenness. Experience a string of failed relationships. Die young from drunk driving or middle-aged from alcoholism’s physical effects.
The natural child-ego is the essence of a child. It is a raw, wild and uninhibited bundle of emotion. The emotions range from curiosity to anger to joy. Interests are fleeting but can be deep when held. However, children are a stream of ideas and entities with a short attention span. Thus the child-ego and children in general naturally bounce from plaything to activity to novelty.
• The subject of male rape is taboo in many circles, because it combines rape with homosexuality. The new values that make homosexuality equally valid with heterosexuality have not yet percolated to the realization that men can be victims of rape as well as women. This leaves male rape victims either falsely labeled homosexual or exaggerating the abuse.
Phobias can occur at this stage and remain through adulthood in the child-ego. Children also learn through parental discipline to fear breaking parental commandments. This can result in adults preferring the company of other adults who give their child-ego permission to indulge or have fun. Fear of punishment can drive adults to revert to a fearful child-ego state when confronted with criticism or anger.