I want to write story based on the idea of personifying Sigmund Freud's conceptions of the Id, Ego, and Super Ego. I do not know much about psychology or these concepts. But some casual wikipedia research has led me to this possibly flawed layman's understanding...
The Id is the desire for immediate gratification. to seek out that which brings instant pleasure and repulse from that which brings pain or discomfort.
The Ego is rational thought and seeks long term benefits in spite of immediate pleasure. It seeks to please the Id's desires in ways that will not bring harm or grief in the long run.
The Super Ego is outside influences in the form of moral authority and pressure to conform to societal expectations. While the Id acts on what you want, the Super Ego is the opposite, wishing to act based on what other people want. It is your perspective of right and wrong.
In addition to those, I have found his concept of a "death drive", the desire to end life. Which works in opposition of the "Eros"- the desire to creative life. These two forces seem to have a lot of narrative potential on the surface and I would like to discuss these the most.
The point of this thread is not to seek your advice in writing the story (which is why I'm not posting this in the projects forum), but to have open discussion on these psychological concepts, possibly by deviants who have better knowledge of the subject matter than I do, in hopes that I will gain understanding and inspiration for my story.