I have three faces. One of them looks down as the other two stand strong, side by side. What am I?


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  • $\begingroup$ Hi @andersj, welcome to Puzzling SE! (Take the tour if you haven't already!) This riddle as it currently stands appears to be underspecified, as any number of answers could fit the criteria. Questions that invite speculative answers are closed as off-topic, so I encourage you to take another look at the riddle and add any additional clues as necessary. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 May 8 at 23:35
  • $\begingroup$ @PiIsNot3 Isn't it usually closed as too broad? $\endgroup$ – North May 8 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ @North Either one can work, but the off-topic close reason gives more detail into how it's broad. There's a recent meta post that explains things further. $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 May 8 at 23:43
  • $\begingroup$ I'm still not sure how I can elaborate on this without giving away the answer. $\endgroup$ – andersj May 10 at 15:48

I would say...

...a person's id, ego, and superego -- the faces of you -- where the superego "looks over" or mediates between the struggles of id and ego to find balance.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego#Translation -- I like the original German terminology.

  • $\begingroup$ This is a good answer, but you need to elaborate more to explain the other parts of the question $\endgroup$ – North May 8 at 23:17

Is it...

A bedframe?


A bedframe has a headboard and a footboard, which serve as two strong supports for the entirety of the bed. The downwards-facing section would be the square frame the springbox sits on. Sadly, I have no idea what the faces part is referencing. It does fit in nicely with the title though.

  • $\begingroup$ A bed usually shares a space with me, and you are on the right line to consider dimensions... $\endgroup$ – andersj May 10 at 8:39
  • $\begingroup$ @andersj are you thinking of rot13(bz, gb ercerfrag gur guerr fgngrf bs pbafpvbhfarff) $\endgroup$ – Bewilderer May 10 at 19:00

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