Most girls dream of becoming strong women once they grow up. A woman that won’t back off for anyone and who’ll fight her own battles. Someone who knows how much she’s worth and won’t settle for anything less than she deserves.
However, as many grow up, they realize that it’s not that easy to become one. They go through a lot to become a strong woman, achieve their dreams, and never be heartbroken by a man.
That’s why those types of women are the most intriguing to men, and most men fail to handle a strong woman. A woman like that is passionate and interesting to men and as such many guys try to tame her. They get to see her courageous side, so they become intimated by a strong woman and they back down immediately.
It’s no wonder that so many strong women are rather choosing to be single than in a loveless relationship. They’ve learned that happiness comes within themselves and isn’t dependent on someone else.
But when she meets a man that she’s interested in, he has to be someone with integrity who is independent and strong just like her. So, what are the characteristics of an independent woman that most men fail to handle?
1. She requires respect and not attention
Many men are confused by these two terms, but they shouldn’t be.
A strong woman will never chase, beg, or fight for your attention. She would never stoop so low, but she’ll demand respect no matter what.
If she sees that a man is acting weird and distant, and doesn’t know how to approach her, then she’ll quickly turn her back on him without blinking an eye.
She would never settle for a guy who plays hard to get only to have her attention. She’s aware that love is much more than that and she’d rather stay single than date a guy like that.
She doesn’t need a man in her life who’ll play mind games with her. That’s reserved for immature girls – not for a strong woman looking for a serious relationship.
2. She loves bravely
Many people are afraid of letting someone into their hearts because they think that the person will hurt them.
But a strong woman isn’t like that. She’ll give you a chance to prove yourself to her and if she sees that you’re worthy of her love, then she’ll love you with every fiber of her being.
A woman like that loves bravely, fearlessly, and without hesitation. She’s ready to give you everything she has because you are her one and only choice.
She’ll never make you doubt her and her loyalty because a woman like that would never cheat on her man. That’s not how she rolls. She’ll show you her nurturing and vulnerable side, and always take care of you.
3. She’s picky
She knows that not every man can fulfill her desires, whether they’re physical or emotional. And not every man can handle her wild nature.
That’s why she’s picky and doesn’t fall for just anyone. She’ll take her time to get to know you first before she makes her decision.
And once she picks you, then you can be certain there’s no one as valuable to her as the man she’s chosen.
4. She knows her worth
A strong woman who’s respected and appreciated by her significant other will do anything in her power to make him happy. She’ll move mountains for him and she’ll love sincerely.
But let it be known that if he makes one bad mistake, one little move, she’ll leave him without a second thought and go her own way.
A strong woman knows that she doesn’t need anyone else besides herself. Still, if you prove your loyalty and love to her, she’ll do everything she can to make you feel loved.
5. She’ll help you become the best version of yourself
A strong woman can quickly read other people and learn what their deepest secrets and desires are. She loves to dig into the personalities of others and help them become the best version of themselves.
Also, if you want to keep her attention, then talk about the stuff you actually love and she’ll listen to you forever.
Besides, if you have her attention, then she’ll try to make you realize your incredible potential.
She won’t force you to do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing, but she’ll subtly show you how capable you are of changing your life into something better.
6. She always fights for herself
Every little girl dreams of her Prince Charming, her knight in shining armor. But not a strong woman.
She doesn’t need a man to help her achieve her goals and save her from bad people and circumstances. She’s perfectly fine doing that on her own.
Since a man’s natural desire is to protect the woman they love, many men are taken aback when they see a strong woman who can do it all by herself.
They start to question their own worth and masculinity, which only forces them to leave her alone.
7. She isn’t scared of vulnerability
She’ll give you everything she has and she expects you to do the same for her. She wants to be there for you and share with you your frustration, anger, happiness, everything.
That’s why many men fail to handle a strong woman. She isn’t scared to show you all her vulnerabilities because she trusts you won’t hurt her.
8. She’s always honest
You’ll never have to question what’s on her mind because she’ll be one hundred percent honest and real with you every time. But the thing is, she expects the same thing from you.
She wasn’t born this strong – she’s been through a lot to become the woman she is now.
She demands from you to be honest and loyal to her even if the truth could hurt her. For her, it’s better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.