What does self-consciousness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-consciousness, uneasiness, uncomfortableness(noun)

    embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you

  2. self-consciousness(noun)

    self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you

Wiktionary

  1. self-consciousness(Noun)

    The awareness of the self as an entity.

  2. self-consciousness(Noun)

    Shyness. A feeling of unease in social situations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-consciousness(noun)

    the quality or state of being self-conscious

Freebase

  1. Self-consciousness

    Self-consciousness is an acute sense of self-awareness. It is a preoccupation with oneself, as opposed to the philosophical state of self-awareness, which is the awareness that one exists as an individual being; although some writers use both terms interchangeably or synonymously. An unpleasant feeling of self-consciousness may occur when one realizes that one is being watched or observed, the feeling that "everyone is looking" at oneself. Some people are habitually more self-conscious than others. Unpleasant feelings of self-consciousness are sometimes associated with shyness or paranoia. According to Schopenhauer, man can, through self-consciousness, make a choice between affirming or denying the will.

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How to say self-consciousness in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-consciousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-consciousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of self-consciousness in a Sentence

  1. Sharon Choksi:

    And I can see how that lends itself to self-esteem issues or just like self-consciousness issues because you don't have the option to not always have your whole body be very visible.

  2. John W.N. Sullivan:

    ...it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.

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