As promised last week, here is my take on a strong woman.
Guys from my own personal experience I have found that this generally does not pertain to you. Sadly I have found that it is mainly women who this applies to. There is a perception at times that a strong woman is arrogant, aggressive and bitchy, particularly in the workplace when they make tough decisions, take a stance or do not allow themselves to be manipulated. And also at home if they manage the finances, coordinate trades and generally manage the household.
A strong woman has learnt not to allow others to take advantage of them. Strong women will move heaven and earth to follow their convictions and live life by the values and choices that they want for themselves, regardless of what others think or say.
A strong woman will not allow herself to be manipulated to another’s purpose. A strong woman is resolute in her beliefs, loyal, reliable, trustworthy, and sensitive to others needs.
Whilst a strong woman will not allow herself to be manipulated, she will endeavour to find a compromise. Whether others choose to accept this compromise is their choice. A strong woman will nurture strength, courage and goodness in herself and others. A strong woman allows others to take the lead when needed, as she doesn’t feel like she has to control everything, or be right all the time.
A strong woman is happy with herself and doesn’t feel she has to hide behind a facade or mask. She can be vulnerable at times and will ask for help if necessary, she knows she cannot do it all. A strong woman will learn from her mistakes and will move forward in life with dignity and grace. A strong woman, if you allow yourself, can be someone that you can rely on and trust, because she is authentic.
So embrace a strong woman, don’t be intimidated or let your ‘confusion’ label her, we have enough labels in this world. And if you are a strong woman in hiding, embrace your true self.