What is self-awareness (自我察覺)?
It is a process of self-exploration that brings unconscious to conscious. It is like a person having an internal dialogue (not the same as self-talk) with his/her inner self. “That’s the way I am” and “I already knew that I have been repeating this behavior/emotional experience” are example statements of self-understanding. Yet, an intellectual level of understanding does not ncessarily bring change.