14 rules every bad ass woman lives by (and never compromises on)

A badass woman – the woman that every man is intimidated to approach and every girl looks up to.

She knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to go and get it.

Yes, she can be quite direct and confrontational at times, but she’s a much nicer person than most people think.

Here are 14 rules every badass woman follows. 

1. Live life with grit and be willing to learn

There’s one thing that you know for sure about a badass woman:

She’s been through a lot in life and it’s only made her stronger.

She’ll deal with failures, injustice, and tricky situations in the same way she always has: with grit, determination, and a willingness to learn.

Likewise, if she makes a promise to you, you know she’ll keep it, no matter how difficult it might be to achieve.

It doesn’t mean, however, that strong women can’t express their emotions.

In fact, they are confident to show them and understand that their emotional wellbeing is a very important thing.

If someone can’t understand that, she won’t hang around.

2. She’s not afraid to ask for help

A little surprised by this one? After all, a badass woman doesn’t need help from anyone, right? Wrong!

A badass woman realizes that to achieve anything in this life, you need help from others. You can’t do it all alone.

She’s not afraid to ask for advice or for help, as it’s the only way she’ll move forward in life.

Asking questions just makes situations clearer and easier to manage.

She doesn’t hover about, wondering whether she’s doing the right thing. She asks because she wants to improve.

By asking questions, she can continue to move toward her goals and ambitions.

3. She can see the good in others

Yes, a badass woman has some edgy personality traits but she also knows that every person has a piece of good in them. You just need to find it.

A badass woman knows that most people have good intentions.

That’s why she’s so polite to all those desperate men who approach her for her number. Most of all, she treats people with respect and kindness.

Just like Plato said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

Finding the good in others also strengthens your own values and self-belief, as you begin to realize the values you seek in others too – particularly in the men you may hold future relationships with.

4. She doesn’t care what other people think

A confident woman doesn’t live her life for other people, so why would she care what other people think?

She’s concerned about her own life and getting the most out of it.

Other people can go ahead and judge her, but it simply won’t affect her.

She’d rather focus on herself and live up to her own high standards of behavior.

5. She respects herself and others

A badass woman sticks to her principles and what’s morally right. She upholds her strong values and maintains her dignity.

One value that is paramount to the way she lives her life is treating others with kindness and respect.

She understands that everybody goes through sh*t in life, and that she’s in no place to judge.

However, if you don’t uphold her strict moral system, she won’t hesitate to let you know to get back in your lane.

Sexist and toxic men take note: she’ll make a fool of you in a public situation and won’t feel bad about it.

6. Have fun!

If you aren’t having fun, what’s the point?

Badass woman realize that there is no set age limit on having fun. You can have tons of fun right now!

They also know that they don’t need a man, or a fancy lifestyle to have a good time.

They can make their own fun.

She goes on a hike, takes a bike ride or goes out with her friends.

She will do something she’s never done before because she wants to make the most of her life!

She makes it happen! A badass woman is spontaneous and doesn’t worry about what others might think of her choices.

As long she is having fun and loving life, there’s nothing wrong with that.

7. She’s not afraid to say no

As a person with a strong personality, she knows how to say no to people, and while they might not like it, she does it because she can.

Most people suffer through overworked schedules and get hung up on helping others before themselves, and that leads to a great deal of unhappiness and excessive responsibility.

But a confident woman understands her limitations. She can’t help everyone even if she wanted to.

The best thing about knowing her limitations is that she doesn’t let anyone down, and you can always trust that she’ll do what she says.

8. She demands respect

Respect is a value that most adults hold in high regard. They understand its importance in society and in their relationships with others.

Meeting a disrespectful person leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.

Resilient, badass women not only respect themselves but demand respect from other people.

They don’t do this by walking around with a chip on their shoulder though; in fact, just the opposite: they are living their life the way they want, and some men can’t handle that.

People need to show respect at all turns. If she’s not receiving respect, she walks away.

9. She doesn’t disrespect others 

A confident woman sticks to her principles and what’s morally right. She upholds her strong values and maintains her dignity.

One value that is paramount to the way she lives her life is treating others with kindness and respect.

She understands that everybody goes through sh*t in life, and that she’s in no place to judge.

However, if you don’t uphold her strict moral system, she won’t hesitate to let you know to get back in your lane.

10. She doesn’t play games 

She’s straightforward: She expresses what’s on her mind and what she needs.

If you’re trying to “one-up” her then you better watch out: She’ll put you back in your lane and let you know that you’re an idiot.

Competitive men simply don’t know how to act when they’re in her presence.

This is life and she wants to enjoy it. She refuses to engage in any passive-aggressive or manipulative behavior.

11. She tells it how it is

People tend to watch what they have to say.

They want to make sure to offend the least amount of people possible.

What happens, then, is far more sugar-coating than would be acceptable for a badass woman. She believes in honesty — total honesty.

When someone asks for feedback on their work and she thinks that they genuinely could do better, she won’t half-heartedly give them praise; she is going to tell them that they could do better.

She comes from a place of truth and honesty.

She believes that other people would benefit from hearing the cold, hard truth upfront rather than skirting around it for the sake of being polite.

12. She avoids gossiping

Gossiping about others because it feels good? Please! This just causes drama

A badass woman hates this kind of negative energy. She knows toxic people are soul-sucking vampires and there’s no reason they won’t be bad-mouthing you behind your back.

She stays away from gossiping about others because it doesn’t make her feel good. It’s also unfair to talk about someone who isn’t there to defend themselves.

13. A badass woman gives it her all

Whether you are washing dishes or chairing a board meeting at her company, everything needs to get 100% of her attention.

If you’re able to do this, you’ll build confidence in your abilities to do anything you put your mind to, including finding a man that is worthy of being in a relationship with your beautiful self.

That’s how you’ve made it this far and found so much success in your life.

Badass women don’t back down from a challenge and are ready to take everything on with 100% of their being.

Again, start with the small things and practice giving that activity or that goal, 100% of your effort. Make those dishes the cleanest they’ve ever been.

Believe me, the sense of satisfaction you’ll feel, even for something that small, will spur you on to try it in other areas of your life too. 

14. She knows what she stands for

Nobody can tell a badass woman what’s right and wrong. She knows what she stands for and what her beliefs are.

A person who is out to manipulate others will have a hard time convincing a strong woman to do something that doesn’t feel right.

She relies on her strong sense of right and wrong to work out if others have good intentions or not.

Because she trusts her intuition, she recognizes quickly when someone is stepping out of line.

What’s even better is that she is not afraid to tell them that they’re stepping out of line as well.

Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash has years of experience writing relationship articles for single females looking for love. After being single for years with no hope of meeting Mr. Right, she finally managed to get married to the love of her life. Now that she’s settled down and happier than she’s ever been in her life, she's passionate about sharing all the wisdom she's learned over the journey. Pearl is also an accredited astrologer and publishes Hack Spirit's daily horoscope.

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