the dark, inaccessible part of our personality, what little we know of it we have learnt from our study of the dream-work and of the construction of neurotic symptoms, and most of this is of a negative character and can be described only as a contrast to the ego. We all approach the id with analogies: we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations... It is filled with energy reaching it from the instincts, but it has no organization, produces no collective will, but only a striving to bring about the satisfaction of the instinctual needs subject to the observance of the pleasure principle.HAHAHAHAHA! You watch a flock of us take off when a shrike flies in and tell me we don't have a collective will!
One of those snooty Hoary Redpolls told me that these posts aren't about Freudian psychology but about identification--apparently people have trouble telling us "Common" Redpolls from Hoaries. (Really, folks--we don't look a thing alike!) Well, if you're talking about identification, write Id., with a nice conspicuous capital I and a period. And if you pronounce it eye-dee, then write it as I.D. Get with the program, already!