Originally posted by Alia
Even if I had embarrassing moments I would never list them here! REALLY now!
No, do you want to know why?
This is why someone becomes embarrassed: a part about a person's identity has been exposed to someone else which they did not want to share, which they wanted (or would want) to hide and pretend didn't exist.
In other words it's being extremely self-conscious, rather than the far healthier (and alas, much rarer) self-aware.