If a woman displays these 10 behaviors, she has a very strong personality

Most of us aspire to be strong, independent women. 

But how often do we get to that goal?

You might think you’re strong and assertive, but sometimes, you find yourself questioning how much of that is true.

It can be hard to gauge what exactly constitutes a strong woman, especially when society has such conflicting views on what constitutes a ‘strong personality’ in women. 

Strong often being connotated with negative terms, such as bossy or standoffish..

But if we reframe the term into what it is meant to be – a strong and empowered woman, who knows her worth and doesn’t clamor for help and guidance at every step – it’s not as elusive as it seems.

You might personally be exhibiting signs of a strong personality and not even realize it. 

You could be far more assertive and powerful than you give yourself credit for.

So, to learn more about what makes a strong woman and whether you fall into the category, let’s  delve into ten behaviors that indicate a woman has a strong personality.

And remember – being a woman with a strong personality is something to be proud of, not feared:

1) She stands her ground

You’re in a situation where your opinion or point of view isn’t all so popular…maybe even a little controversial. 

It’s easy to back down, to backtrack, and go with the flow – right?

A room full of pro life supporters, and she turns on her heels and starts claiming to have the same belief.

A room full of flat-earthers, and she relinquishes her scientific knowledge.

A room full of meat eaters, and she sidelines her vegetarianism just to fit in.

But if she doesn’t choose the easiest option and instead maintains her integrity through choosing to stand her ground…now that’s a sign of a strong personality!

A woman who is not afraid to stand her ground, even when it’s tough, who might feel the discomfort, but doesn’t let that stop her from speaking her mind.

2) She’s comfortable in her own skin

If you wear what you want, follow your own dreams, embrace your own quirks, you’re sure on the path to being strong, powerful, and confident.

A woman with a strong personality knows who she is and is totally comfortable with it. 

She doesn’t try to fit into society’s mold or squish herself into a box to be more palatable, but instead embraces her uniqueness. She knows that this is what makes her shine – that authenticity.

Strength isn’t just about being assertive – it’s also about being authentic just as much. 

So wear that bright colored dress, flaunt those funky shoes if they make you feel good and you like the color.

Remember that confidence starts from within, with self-love.

3) She embraces challenges

A strong woman doesn’t shy away from challenges; she actually thrives on them.

She doesn’t go looking for a fight, but she doesn’t back down from a hard graft and knows that to get where she wants takes hard work and elbow grease. Hence why she’s not afraid of pushing herself, and getting her hands dirty.

Simply put, a strong woman knows that each challenge is an opportunity for growth.

So, she welcomes the challenge and pushes herself, as her aim is constantly evolving into the best version of herself.

4) She nurtures her relationships

A woman with a strong personality takes her relationships seriously.

Society might paint her as difficult and troublesome, but those who she cares about, whom she values and loves, she treasures

She is incredibly compassionate and caring towards family, friends, or colleagues.

And she understands that these relationships are not just about getting something in return. For her, it’s never transactional.

Instead, it’s about being there for each other, lending a listening ear when needed, offering a shoulder to cry on during tough times, and celebrating together in happy moments.

She gives freely of her time and energy, not because she has to, but because she wants to. 

And whilst it might take time to earn her trust and enter her inner circle, you can bet you have a friend and confidant for life if you do earn her affection.

5) She’s not afraid to fail

badass woman If a woman displays these 10 behaviors, she has a very strong personality

Failure sucks. For everyone. 

Projects that don’t take off, ideas that were dismissed, dates that rejected you. Failure hurts.

But for strong and confident women, failure doesn’t break them. If anything, it makes them stronger.

They’re not afraid to fail because they understand that failure is not a dead-end at all, but a stepping stone on the path to success.

So yes, they too fail and feel the burn of falling…

But each time they pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and try again. 

And that perseverance and grit is what makes a woman truly strong – this incredible ability to keep going, even when the odds are stacked against her.

6) She values her independence

A strong woman doesn’t rely on someone else to take care of her.

She’s independent, capable, and self-reliant – whether in fixing up the dishwasher with one tiny screwdriver or carrying in mountains of grocery bags. 

She also knows her worth is not defined by a relationship status or a job title – she doesn’t let a man’s name usurp her presence, nor does she bend for the patriarchy.

Whether it’s fixing a leaky sink faucet or making her own financial decisions, she takes absolute pride in her ability to take care of herself and her affairs.

7) She’s fiercely loyal

Loyalty goes hand in hand with her compassionate and nurturing demeanor granted to her loved ones, as a strong woman is fiercely loyal to those she cares about.

She stands by their sides through thick and thin, offering support and encouragement, even when it’s not convenient for her. 

And her loyalty isn’t conditional on what she gets in return – it’s simply part of who she is and what makes up her moral compass.

8) She sets boundaries

No people-pleasing or letting others walk all over her.

No – a strong woman sets firm boundaries that protect her time, space, and peace, and sticks by them too.

A sure sign of her self-respect, she doesn’t take everything too seriously but also has no time for being belittled or taken advantage of.

9) She embraces change

Change can be so very scary and unsettling. 

But just as she sees failure as a stepping stone for growth, she also embraces change and views it as a chance for adaptation and for new opportunities.

Whether it’s moving cities, a new job, a new partner, she isn’t scared of stepping outside of her comfort zone and tasting what more life has to offer. 

In fact, she finds new experiences and new changes riveting.

10) She never stops learning

Finally, a strong woman knows that learning doesn’t stop at graduation. 

She’s always eager to learn more and widen her mind – whether it’s about her job, about the world, or about herself.

She reads studiously, she asks questions with full interest, she listens wholeheartedly. 

She’s never afraid of admitting she doesn’t know something or asking for further explanation, because she understands that the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong journey.

On being a strong & independent woman

And there we have it: ten behaviors that indicate a woman with a strong and independent personality

These aren’t about being tough or aggressive, mind you, nor about picking fights or being hostile.

Quite the opposite – it’s instead about being assertive, authentic, and true to oneself.

So if you’re displaying some of these commendable behavioral traits, give yourself a pat on the back.

Being a strong woman sure isn’t easy, but you’re showing more signs of it than most.

Liv Walde

Liv Walde

London-based writer with big thoughts, big dreams, and a passion for helping others.

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