Self-conscious people are prone to feel embarrassment and shyness and are bothered by awkward social situations.

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Self-consciousness indicates a tendency to internalize and personalize. You are sensitive to criticism and tend to take things more personally than others. If someone around you, for instance, is behaving aggressively, you are more likely to believe they are upset with you than you are to assume their behaviour is the result of other forces. Because you are more likely to take things personally, you could be prone to feelings of remorse or shame.


The self-conscious lover is less likely to speak up when there is an issue, and is more prone to absorbing and taking responsibility for the issues within the relationship and possibly though not necessarily taking steps towards improvement. In times of conflict, you may sit in feelings of shame and failure, and believe you are the reason things go wrong. You may find it difficult to bring up your own issues or voice your opinions as you feel that fundamentally your lover has a low opinion of you.

Manifested in healthy ways, your self-awareness and constant self-assessment can work in your favour as it makes you more likely to adapt and accommodate a loved one.


Those who are more self-conscious at work might struggle to take feedback as they may inadvertently focus on feelings of embarrassment that can get in the way of digesting what has been said and integrating it constructively.

Self-consciousness, particularly when combined with low levels of extraversion can make it difficult to navigate conflict though more likely to, in the end, take negative evaluations to heart and adjust behavior for the better.

Self-conscious people also tend to be more shy and hesitant than others, and may need to be extra intentional about making their voices heard in meetings or even during one-on-ones.












Low Scorers

You see clearly that the thoughts, feelings and actions of others are the result of myriad forces beyond your control. Your feelings are not impacted by external circumstances, in as much as you don't feel the circumstances are a reflection of people's thoughts or feelings towards you. This makes it easier for you to see and assess the totality of a given problem without the confusion that comes with personalization.


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