Yes, because by them drawing attention to a good part of your appearance you brings along awareness of EVERY part of your appearance. Therefore, you become hyper aware of the things you personally don't like about yourself.
I think it's a natural response; it makes sense that our first thought might be 'what about X made them think I look good?' which would naturally cause one to become more self aware in moments such as these.
Of course! For the most part of our day, we tend to just go with the flow and think more about what's happening in front of our eyes with what we can see versus what we can't, such as our physical appearance. Once someone compliments us, we're suddenly reminded of the fact that 'hey! I'm actually a human being!', which then leads to you imagining what you currently look like, which then leads to self-conciousness.
That is normal yes, when someone talks about you in anyway you will become more self aware this is because that is how your brain functions.
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November 9th, 2015 6:09pm
Absolutely! I'd become very self-aware, and wonder what caused them to give me attention, and try to change it, usually quickly. I've had enough attention. It usually just causes me to feel fear. It's not ideal, perhaps. I'm trying to change that.
Well, it's certainly not abnormal. I can only speak for myself, but when you hear something- you think about it. It's simple and reflexive. However, anything in extreme amounts should be approached with caution. So if you're extremely self-aware, perhaps you should examine or look for the cause why?