yea...... um, no
you clearly don't get it, but you are a woman so it's ok.
A man's ego is something a woman could never understand. Its an innate vulnerability in males.
If you had to explain it to a woman, try and compare it to battles with a mother-in-law that thinks she cooks better than you, cleans better than you, dresses better than you, and thinks her son is better off without you. And she is passive-aggressive about it.