And you start to feel jittery, self-conscious, paranoid, and fractious.
Lincoln was self-conscious about his father, even to the point of belittling him.
I tried not to be self-conscious as I elevated my ass in front of a line of dudes doing sit-ups.
A woman who pays for her first experience is likely to be self-conscious yet self-aware and over 30.
Long before she met Mr. Big, she was a self-conscious 17 year old.
He will chaff me about George Conway, so it makes me self-conscious when anybody talks about him.
Betty said this gravely, and then felt a little shy and self-conscious.
We really can refrain from thrusting our children any more into those hot-beds of the self-conscious disease, schools.
So self-conscious was he, that he thought the two women exchanged glances.
Adam Smith expressed the process, named it, idealized it and made it self-conscious.