Ego and Consciousness ∞
Higher level of consciousness is seen in humans and exceptionally up to certain extent in some animals i.e. elephants. Humans are the only entities where ego is observed apparently and up to variable extent in the state of consciousness dividing them further into egoistic, egotistic, egomaniac etc. Spontaneous identity to represent disappears in all living beings when ego merges with self in the state of unconsciousness and is not recovered until consciousness; though in cases of humans it may occasionally appear in dreams but that is spontaneous and not a part of will or determination.