NOTE: We should keep in mind that the ego is not completely analogous with consciousness; Freud argues at various places that there exists an unconscious of the ego and an unconconscious of the super-ego even as there is an unconscious element to the id: "If... we are faced with the case where the patient under analysis is not conscious of his resistance, then it must be either that the super-ego and ego can operate unconsciously in quite important situations, or, which would be far more significant, that parts of both ego and super-ego themselves are unconscious. In both cases we should have to take account of the disturbing view that the ego (including the super-ego) does not by any means completely coincide with the conscious, nor the repressed with the unconscious" ("New Introductory Lectures" 835).