The inner ego can be thought of as the counterpart of the outer ego. The outer ego is the “front man” for the manipulation of physical reality, physical matter apparent to the outer senses. The outer ego sort of likes to be in charge and it does not like change. It also like to “inflate” if allowed to by the person. Again, the outer ego likes to run the show.
Upon physical death, the outer ego is not “lost,” but is out of a job, so to speak, because the survival personality no longer deals with anything physical, as it is released into a much wider field of activity than it had to deal with when the personality was physical.
As a simple analogy, think of the two egos as jointly operating a car on the road. During physical existence, the personality allows the outer, waking ego to sit in the driver’s seat and operate the car, while the inner ego sits in the back seat and passes along helpful information to the outer ego in the front seat, who can ignore this helpful information because it becomes EGOTISTICAL in its pursuits.
Upon death, the two egos switch seats and the outer ego moves to the back seat, while the inner ego moves to the front seat for it is highly experienced at operating and manipulating in a non-time, non-space environment, or the inner environment.
Now, the outer ego is not inherently bad in any respect, but must be controlled by the thoughtful and intuitive personality, who learns to control and keep the ego under wraps, on a short leash and on a strict diet, so to speak.