My vanity is not remotely physical, it is cerebral. I suppose feeling self-conscious might be a form of vanity, though.
I did get bullied and I did get picked on and I did have that feeling in my gut of being incredibly self-conscious. I naturally gravitated towards my elders because I didn't know how to speak or be present with my peers.
There's something a lot more self-conscious feeling when there's cameras coming in for close-ups. It makes you very aware.
I was feeling privileged and self-conscious about my life as a musician, which feels self-absorbed. I can't help it, I am a musician. This is what I do.
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
Feeling is the secret.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.