Self-consciousness has two faces in every man, woman, and child. Like intertwined theatrical masks, one side is good and the other not. Human embarrassment produces positive transformation in some but reflects a heart of spiritual darkness in the other.
The ability to be conscious of self is one way people are created in God’s image. Humans have the capacity to examine their own motivations and behavior from outside of that behavior and determine if it was good or bad. Self-centered people act as judge, jury, and sometimes executioner for what they do or say.