I am afraid your interpretation of "ego" is little different than normally what people consider. In general, "ego"is not (Rosham).It is self-centred.
(Ref: World Book of Dictionary,Edited by: Clarence L. Barnhart and Robert K Barnhart).
Egoist - a person who seeks the welfare of himself only.
A selfish person. A person who talks too much about himself, conceited person. i.e. having too high an opinion of oneself or in one's ability.
As said by Ravishankara , the persons who has this quality, normally neither listen to anybody nor accept they are egoistic. But there are some people,based on their past incidents, gradually realize the cause of down falls in their life is nothing but 'EGO'. The moment they realize it, they will observe the good qualities in others and even started appreciating the people with whom they never get along.
With best wishes
Myth is the greatest human weaknes.