Is the superego represented by our conscience or gentics?

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The Superego is the ethical component of a person and provides the moral standards by which the ego operates.


SuperEgo in simple term, it is our conscience, it's not the metaphysical kind of conscience, but the kind of conscience developed through active observation and imitation of the environment. The environment, culture or society's moral and ethical guidelines, assist in shaping a person's SuperEgo. A person is exposed to different environments, like house environment, school environment, religious environment and other environments, All these environments can contribute to the development of the SuperEgo.