[...] to be looked at is to experience oneself in a particular way: no longer a subject of perception, but instead a perceived object, and thereby to recognize that “I am vulnerable, that I have a body which can be hurt, that I occupy a place and that I can not in any case escape from the space in which I am without defense—in short, that I am seen.” To be seen is to be seen from a perspective outside of myself, a perspective whose spatiality, perception, and values do not simply disorient me, but actually disintegrate my experience of being a subject. In this sense, to be seen is to necessarily experience myself as a stranger to myself, to which I have no control over [...]

Dylan Trigg, Agoraphobia, Sartre, and the Spatiality of the Look in Body, Self, Other: The Phenomenology of Social Encounters, Luna Dolezal, Danielle Petherbridge (eds.), 2017.