Would you call yourself confident?
Confidence is an innate quality that shines through. Some women have it in spades. It’s in their eyes, the way they walk in the way they move.
Luckily you can also cultivate it. Confidence can grow and you can learn how to do it.
Confidence gives us the ability to be strong individuals, knowing what we want, admitting when we are wrong and always moving forward.
Below are 9 qualities of a confident woman.
Check it out.
1. They admit their flaws.
Self-assured women not only admit their imperfections, they applaud them. They know where their strengths lie, where they can improve and when to get the heck outta dodge and let others take the lead. Trying to be perfect at everything is inefficient, and confident women ain’t got no time for that.
2. They say no.
Confident women don’t overcommit and they don’t make false promises. They just say no. And, they don’t have time for everything. No one does. The difference is, burnout simply isn’t on a confident woman’s agenda, so she makes sure to commit to things she’ll actually enjoy instead of piling every little thing onto her calendar for the sake of other people.
3. They listen.
While self-assured women trust their own judgment, they are also secure enough to listen to others’ opinions. They won’t necessarily like what they hear all the time, but they don’t throw a tantrum just because their boss didn’t like their PowerPoint. They get that criticism should be taken as constructive, and that listening to others’ answers is a good way to get their question resolved.
4. They don’t conform.
Confident women don’t wear, say, listen to, do, or become anything they don’t believe in, because they aren’t walking cookie cutters. Confident women don’t mirror others to find what makes them happy — they are brave enough to look within.
5. They’re open to love.
Regardless of how brutal or shameful one’s romantic past may be, the opportunity for love is hardly off the table. They know they are worthy of a great relationship, strong enough to survive if it doesn’t work out and fabulous enough to weather the crappy outcomes.
6. They ask for help.
These women know trying to accomplish everything alone is virtually impossible. Self-assured women don’t feel threatened or belittled by seeking help from coaches or counselors. Just like a CEO has an entire team to assist with daily functions, confident women have a support group ready to go.
7. They own their feelings.
Self-assured women take the opportunity to express themselves without blaming others, and confirm that they are understood. Then, they return the favor by listening to the other side. And then, they ride off into the sunset with their homies and get ice cream, because it’s all good now.
8. They release guilt
Guilt is supposed to be a temporary emotion. It pushes us to understand our actions, act to correct the mistake and apologize. Confident women listen to their guilt, figure out how to right their wrong and then they release it.
9. They support others.
Self-assured women love watching their friends soar. Cheering on others’ businesses, relationships and successes does not impede on any of our own accomplishments; it highlights them!
Article credit: Huffington Post
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