When we pose we are constantly looking over our shoulders to see how we are being doing. Posing can show us at our best, but it can also show us at our worst. We may not know ourselves very well physically and may choose attire that is inappropriate or that shows up our worst points. We may also be showing more than we would like to by the expression on our faces or the stance we take when we are posing. If we are aware that we are displaying ourselves and are doing so for a specific purpose it is easier to show exactly what one would like the world to see. If we pose as a central part of our lives we may not have any idea what we are conveying to the world and may not be aware that others are reading us and making judgments about us based upon what they see. If we are posing intellectually or emotionally we are doing ourselves more harm than good by attempting to change who we are; we may choose a model that is inappropriate to our basic personality or that is beyond our capacity to understand or emulate and lose track of ourselves in thought and deed. Certainty about who you are is much better than trying to create yourself in the image of someone else, isn’t it?