What some people construe as Awareness is often times the ego and intellect creating a story. Perhaps even a story of self rejection and self judgment. That kind of awareness won’t help you be happy, but real self-awareness will.
Self Awareness is more than just being able to label what is going on in your mind. This can sometimes be chalked up to being smart. Self awareness, as it grows, allows for greater shifts internally in perspective, your relationship to your emotions, and the ability to be skeptical of thoughts as they arise.