Strong women have such an impact on our lives that we can’t help but be moved by them. You may have been raised by a strong woman or had a strong female role model in your life that helped shape you into the wonderful woman you are today. If you identify as a strong woman, then you’ll resonate with the following traits about yourself and all the other beautiful strong women out there.
10 SIGNS YOU’RE A STRONG WOMAN WHO STANDS OUT FROM EVERYONE ELSE
1. YOU HAVE UNMATCHED COURAGE.
If you’re a strong woman, then you stand up to face any challenge, no matter what it entails. A strong woman will also walk away from any situation that no longer serves her best interest, which also requires immense courage. You may feel the fear, but you push past it and stand tall in the face of adversity or danger, which makes you incredibly powerful and a force to be reckoned with!
2. YOU LOVE YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT.
If you love yourself despite the mistakes you’ve made and your perceived flaws, then you’re most certainly a strong woman. Self-love takes immense effort and time in order to cultivate, and only the strongest of women know how to really love themselves.
3. YOU DON’T DEPEND ON ANYONE ELSE.
Independent women don’t lean on anyone else for their financial, emotional, mental, or physical well-being. It can feel scary to go out there on your own and conquer the world, but you don’t let the fear of failure stop you. You trust in yourself to get through any challenge, which makes you a strong woman.
4. YOU’RE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE.
‘Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.’ – Mother Teresa
Strong women don’t consider kindness a weakness; rather, they see it as a very necessary part of their being which helps them to connect with others emotionally, and build others up rather than tear them down. Strong women don’t use their ego for evil, but for good. They see others as their brothers and sisters, and treat them as such.
5. YOU ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION.
Strong women don’t listen to any voice in their life but their own. They only follow their own gut, because no one knows better than them what they truly want and need in life. Your intuition speaks loudly, and you’ve learned how to quiet your mind and really listen to it.
6. OTHERS CONSIDER YOU A GREAT ROLE MODEL.
Other women and men look up to you for your wonderful personality, attitude, and treatment of others. People come to you for advice, or just to catch up and chat for a bit. They truly love your company, as you radiate happiness, wisdom, kindness, and strength.
7. YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS.
Strong women also don’t depend on others for their happiness; they create it. If you’re a strong woman, you don’t ever let other people’s feelings get you down. You also don’t let your own inner turmoils run your life – you rise above and make the best of this beautiful journey.
8. YOU AREN’T AFRAID TO SHOW YOUR EMOTIONS.
‘Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want.’ – Demi Lovato
Strong women also don’t bash themselves or others for feeling and sharing emotions. They know that holding in emotions only creates more problems in the long-run, and hiding your true feelings just isn’t healthy. They speak their mind, let out their innermost feelings and thoughts, and then move on with their lives.
9. YOU ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Believing in yourself allows you to reach new heights in life, but only a strong woman knows that. They know that having faith in your abilities is essential to creating the life you really want to live.
10. YOU SHOW OTHERS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND SUPPORT.
A study of maternal love in the brain as compared with romantic love revealed that brain areas that are active in romantic love are also active in maternal love. So, this means that based on the love your mom showed to you as a child, you have the foundation to show others this same unconditional love. We have so many wonderful role models all around us if we open our eyes, and the strong women that we know in our lives helped shape us into the strong women (and men) that we are today.