Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once said that “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” and those words have been printed on paper and typed onto the internet millions of time ever since. Although it’s easy to take the phrase to mean mostly whatever you want, in truth, these words are meant to celebrate women who make the world, in general, a better place, largely by being bolder and more creative than most other people. Read the following list to find out just how badass alpha-women really are, and to find out just how amazing they are.
#1: They make maximizing enjoyment in life a top priority.
Regardless of whether they’re single, dating, engaged, or married, alpha-women make sure to continually shape their situation in life in ways which make it genuinely enjoyable to live. Living requires experiencing, so badass, fearless women embrace new courses, trips, and people whenever they have the opportunities (instead of shying away from these things, or accepting excuses not to be there).
#2: They’re open and assertive.
They’ll be the first person to introduce themselves or the first employee to ask for (a very well-deserved) raise. They don’t tend to beat around the bush or hesitate in general.
#3: They’re confident in their character.
It doesn’t matter if they are aware of every one of their imperfections because alpha-women know that overall, they are truly badass (and no one is perfect anyway).
#4: They’re happy single but open to a relationship which will make them even happier.
This means that they have more than enough people, hobbies, and interests in their life to begin with, but also that they are willing to reduce or cut some things out in order to make room for new people and things which fulfill alpha-women in different ways.
#5: They learn from the past, but don’t dwell on it.
It’s important to remember the past so you can learn from your mistakes, but once the lessons have been learned and remembered, alpha-women put their knowledge to the best use possible by focusing on how they can change and improve their lives in the present to better themselves now and in the future.
#6: They set and maintain boundaries.
They don’t allow people to violate their body, space, dignity, or beliefs. Appropriate words and actions are loud after any of these violations occur (or almost do).
#7: They’re not afraid to walk away in some situations.
When a friendship, family relationship, or romantic relationship isn’t perfect, alpha-women are aware of all the pros and cons, and as soon as it’s clear that the juice isn’t worth the squeeze, they move on to a more positive endeavor.
#8: They demand physical relationships.
This means that just texting, calling, or video messaging most of the time won’t cut it. I mean, you can still be friends, but alpha-women deserve and demand much more from their partners.
#9: They’re opportunistic.
Online networking is great, but badass, fearless women know that putting themselves out there in the real world is key to finding the best opportunities. Partly due to this, alpha-women are highly versatile from the wide ranges of clubs, pubs, museums, and galleries which they’ve been to.
#10: They aren’t overly dramatic.
Just truly genuine.
#11: They aren’t celebrity worshippers.
Instead, they worship the reality around them—life itself.
#12: They realize their bodies and their minds are investments.
It’s worth working out more now and reading and learning more now in order to be healthier, happier, and more successful in the near future (you’ll be in great shape and well-educated).
#13: They won’t be victimized.
They accomplish this by refusing to re-live negative experiences, and by maintaining control of their feeling, emotions, and life, as a result.
#14: They “just do it.”
Is that still a Nike slogan? Regardless, if an alpha-woman is unsure about saying or doing something, they will end up saying or doing it far more frequently than they will hold back. Because of this, badass, fearless women don’t have very many regrets.
#15: They’re always themselves.
They care about what other people think and do, but after considering the whole picture, they have no choice but to say or do whatever they truly think is best for themselves, their friends, their family members, and the world overall.
*This content was inspired by an amazing article that can be found here.