Being independent can be a source of strength for many women. It signifies power and stability. It also means they are secure and brave. And who can deny the relevance of independent women in our society and how immense their contributions can be to our society. But people can get the wrong message about them. They may come off as arrogant and intimidating. It makes many wonder why independent women are not the most likeable people.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe
1. They have it figured out
“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” ― Louise Hay
Independent women have the knowledge and experience to lay claim to their autonomy. Every time they have sought to get what they want, they have also gained knowledge to use as a tool. Such knowledge gives them a voice and could be a representation of their energy and intensity.
2. They love hard work
“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.”― Ruth Gordo
Independent women need nothing from anyone else. They have a strong work ethic and know what they want out of their work. They don’t chicken out from a challenge. Work is something that drives them to greater independence.
3. They care more about themselves than anything else
“You’re not gonna tell me who I am. I’m gonna tell you who I am.”― Nicki Minaj
They won’t be bothering themselves with other people’s business. They are concerned and engrossed in their own world, work, and intellect.
4. They are brave
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou
This can be intimidating to someone who has just met a very independent woman. People may feel that they are cold and ruthless. But this is a way to scare away the wrong people and filter through those few people that are meant to stay in their world.
5. They have their priorities
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”― Madonna
They have goals. They have what they want. And that may be different from the norm. Yet they always have a direction and goal.
6. They can go solo
“I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.”― Jane Austen
They prefer to be alone and appreciate solitude. They want things on their own terms. And if they needs help, they will find it.
7. They are confident
“Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.”― Alison Boulter
They believe in their abilities. They knows their strength as well. They don’t need to be concerned about what other people think about them. They have self-esteem and that is enough to keep them positive and driven.
8. They are self-sufficient
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”― Alice Walker
They are content with what they have. They don’t need to become greedy or beg for the things they don’t have. They know that if they need something, they can work for it and take pride in getting it.
9. They are stable
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ― Coco Chanel
They are not entering relationships because they lack money or feel inferior to those who are in relationships. They are stable and solid, whether they are in a relationship or not.
10. They are free
“I’m single because I was born that way.”― Mae West
In the long run, independent women are free and only have themselves to answer to. They are slaves to no one.
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