Being self conscious is a sort of a battle that a person keeps on fighting with his or her own self. A person is always in a dilemma about what others will think or say about you. This mentality makes a person shy, nervous and uncomfortable. It is just a preoccupation of oneself.
There are numerous issues regarding self consciousness. It is that state where your focus is on your appearance, your actions, what others will think about you. Your ego is in some or the other way involved. There is a desire to please everyone or an urge to meet the expectations of others so as to be up to their standards.