Perhaps an electron is conscious, it simply does not respond to stimuli in an expected and measurable way.
Is it not conceivable that when an electron is propelled into some experiment or bombarded with particles, it has no need to adjust because it does not take offence at the intrusion or the external forces?
And perhaps an electron is at such great ease that it has a multitude of options, and so it has no need to put itself in "the right place."
It is at peace most anywhere, with wherever it “finds” itself. And so shifts in bandwidths of comfort and convenience that are recognizable in human terms are not exhibited.
Maybe this is why electrons are so prevalent?