If you love a strong woman in your life, you might take a look at this list of 20 things to remember about her remarkable power, grace, and complexity. Keep in mind the strength of the other women who also touch your life and the lives of others.
1. A STRONG WOMAN HOLDS HERSELF TO A HIGHER STANDARD
Our laws may be in place for the rest of society to know what is right and wrong, but a strong woman lives by higher standards than those. She rises to the challenge that it means to take the high road in any situation.
2. SHE VALUES INTEGRITY
If you love a strong woman, she is a woman of honor and integrity. She does the right thing and sets an example for others in her words and behavior.
3. A STRONG WOMAN IS SELF-AWARE
The strong woman that you love knows herself very well, inside and out. She may surprise you from time to time, but she rarely surprises herself unless it is by proving that she is stronger than she thought she was.
4. SHE IS WORKING ON HER FLAWS AND SHE EXPECT YOUR TO DO THE SAME
A strong woman can accept that she is not perfect, and she has identified those things about herself that she wants to improve. She is taking action to make herself a better person every day, and if you want to remain the love of her life, you need to step up and do the same in order to keep pace with her.
5. A STRONG WOMAN EXPECTS YOU TO ACT WITH KINDNESS, LIKE SHE DOES
Women have an innate social tendency to be kind to those who are weaker than themselves, including animals, children, and the elderly and they look lovingly upon those who also let kindness guide their actions.
6. SHE HAS BETTER SOCIAL SKILLS THAN YOU DO
A Cambridge University study showed that as early as the age of one year old, female children make more eye contact with their parents than male children do. The researchers say that this is evidence of the superiority of female social skills, which have been shown in previous research.
7. A STRONG WOMAN IS SENSITIVE TO OTHERS’ EMOTIONS
Researchers at the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada say that women have a strong advantage over men when it comes to being able to recognize emotions through subtle facial expressions. In the study, the ‘women were faster than men at recognizing both positive and negative emotions from facial cues’ and had a significantly better rate of recognition than the men did for recognizing negative facial expressions.
8. SHE KNOWS SHE CAN HAVE MORE THAN SHE HAS NOW
A strong woman can have the sun, moon, and stars if she wants them. She just hasn’t decided that she wants them yet.
9. SHE ASKS FOR WHAT SHE NEEDS
If you love a strong woman, know that she will communicate to you in many ways what she needs from you. If you can meet her needs then you are closer to her heart.
10. SHE CAN HANDLE EVERYTHING THAT YOU CAN
Never doubt for a second that the strong woman you love is capable of doing everything that you can do and more.
11. A STRONG WOMAN KNOWS HER OWN MIND
When you love a strong woman, be careful not to question her decisions, because she knows what she wants.
12. SHE HAS OVERCOME ADVERSITY AND IT HAS MADE HER STRONGER
Her past does not define her, but it has helped shape the strong woman who has your love into the person she is today.
13. SHE KNOWS SHE IS VULNERABLE
Women, as the ‘weaker’ sex have their vulnerabilities. Some, but not all woman may be physically less strong than men, but they can also embrace their tender side. A strong woman knows that opening up about her innermost emotional struggles is actually a way of sharing her courage with others.
14. SHE HAS A POSITIVE OUTLOOK
Everyone has their down moments, but the woman that you love can usually find a way to see a lesson in even the most painful setback.
15. A STRONG WOMAN DOESN’T NEED YOUR HELP
She is independent, knowledgeable, and determined, and with those traits, the strong woman that you love doesn’t really need your help.
16. SHE KNOWS WHEN TO ASK FOR HELP
Although she doesn’t need your help because she is capable of doing things on her own, the strong woman that you love also recognizes her own shortcomings and can ask for help when she needs it.
17. SHE STANDS UP FOR INJUSTICES TOWARD OTHERS
Just as she is kind to others, a strong woman has the courage to stand up to bullies who go after the weak. She sees when others are hurting and she speaks up for them.
18. SHE OWNS UP TO HER ACTIONS
Accountability for her actions is a key trait of the strong woman that you love. She is not afraid to say that she was wrong and apologize if she hurt anyone, but she will also take credit and expect to be recognized for her accomplishments.
19. A STRONG WOMAN HAS A LIMITLESS CAPACITY FOR LOVE
She knows her heart as a bottomless well of love that she can draw from when she needs to give it to others, and she does so freely, with compassion and grace.
20. SHE EXPRESSES HER GRATITUDE
She knows when she has been blessed by the gifts from the universe, and your love is among the things that she counts herself grateful for each day.