EGO INSTINCTS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Psychoanalytical theory. An instinct such as hunger that is directed towards self-preservation. EGO INSTINCTS: "Ego instincts lead us to sel-preservation." Related Psychology Terms SEXUAL INSTINCT 1 PRIMARY MASOCHISM PSYCHOHISTORY PART-OBJECT DUAL INSTINCT THEORY ANTIPREDATORY AGGRESSION BIOLOGICAL DRIVE OBJECT EGO-SPLITTING DESTRUDO Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EGO INSTINCTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ego-instincts/ (accessed April 3, 2020).