it creates a divide between what your True Self wants and what you're doing.
People define others quickly and those definitions don't tend to evolve over time while the person being defined is changing constantly. Eventually there is a gap between what they see and what is really there.
The practice of yoga tends to slowly bring the you that's on the outside - closer and closer to the you that resides quietly on the inside. Your true self. The deepest most pure expression of you is always there just waiting for you to find it and start to live from that place. That solid unchanging place of confidence, compassion, happiness, and truth.
How do you define yourself? Is it helping you follow your true path or do you need to go deeper?