If a woman displays these 7 subtle behaviors, she probably has a very strong personality

Let’s face it, understanding women is not the easiest thing in the world. In fact, it can be downright challenging. But there’s something really intriguing about a woman with a strong personality.

She’s not the type to follow the crowd. She beats to her own drum and has a unique way of doing things. She’s got a strength that can be seen from miles away, and it’s all in the subtle behaviors she displays.

Reading these subtle signs can be tricky. But as someone who’s spent years studying the complexities of relationships, I’ve picked up a thing or two about spotting these signs.

In this article, I’ll share some of these subtle behaviors that signal a strong personality in a woman. And trust me, once you know what to look for, you’ll see them everywhere.

So buckle up and get ready to delve into the fascinating world of strong personalities. Because once you understand these signs, you’ll never look at women the same way again.

1) She’s not afraid to say “no”

Let’s face it, there are many people in this world who struggle with saying “no”. They’re always trying to please others, always trying to keep the peace, and in doing so, they often lose sight of their own needs.

But a woman with a strong personality? She’s different.

She understands the power of “no” and she’s not afraid to use it. She knows her worth, her boundaries, and she won’t let anyone cross them.

It’s this ability to assertively turn down requests or invitations that don’t align with her goals or well-being that sets her apart. It’s a subtle behavior that screams strength.

Saying “no” is not about being difficult or unkind. It’s about respecting oneself and one’s time. And trust me, a woman who can say “no” without feeling guilty or needing to explain herself is a woman with a very strong personality.

2) She’s comfortable with silence

In our society, silence is often seen as awkward, uncomfortable, or even a sign of weakness. We’re encouraged to fill the silence with chatter, often leading to meaningless small talk.

But a woman with a strong personality? She sees things differently.

She understands that silence is not something to be feared but embraced. She’s comfortable in her own skin and doesn’t feel the need to fill every moment with words. She understands that sometimes, the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

This might seem counterintuitive. After all, aren’t strong personalities supposed to be outgoing and talkative? But here’s the thing: strength comes in many forms. And sometimes, the strongest people are those who can sit in silence, comfortable in their own thoughts.

3) She’s a problem solver, not a complainer

A woman with a strong personality doesn’t waste time complaining about her problems. Instead, she tackles them head-on and looks for solutions.

In my years of studying relationships, I’ve noticed that strong women are often the ones who face their issues directly. They don’t shy away from the hard stuff. In fact, they often take it as a challenge, a puzzle to be solved.

These women don’t sit around waiting for someone else to fix their problems. They take action, they take control, and they take responsibility for their own lives.

In my book Breaking The Attachment: How To Overcome Codependency in Your Relationship, I talk a lot about how important it is to take charge of your own life and to not rely on others for your happiness.

A woman with a strong personality embodies this principle. She’s her own hero, ready to face whatever life throws at her head-on. So if you meet a woman who’s quick to solve problems instead of dwelling on them, you can bet she’s got a strong personality.

4) She embraces change

Change is inevitable. But while some people resist it, strong women embrace it.

A woman with a strong personality understands that change is a part of life. She knows that change is the only constant and that growth cannot happen without it.

She doesn’t shy away from change or see it as something to be feared. Instead, she welcomes it, even if it’s uncomfortable at times. Because she knows that every change, every challenge, brings with it an opportunity for growth.

As the famous French writer, Victor Hugo once said, “Change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” This is a mantra that I often remind myself of during times of change.

It’s all about being adaptable, being flexible. And a woman who can do this, who can navigate the winds of change while staying true to her roots, is a woman with a strong personality. 

5) She doesn’t seek validation

We live in a world where likes, comments, and shares have become a measure of self-worth. It’s easy to fall into the trap of seeking validation from others. But not for a woman with a strong personality.

She doesn’t need someone else to tell her she’s doing a good job or that she’s on the right path. She knows her worth and she doesn’t seek validation from others to feel good about herself.

Personally, I find this trait incredibly empowering. It’s a reminder that our worth is not determined by what others think of us, but by how we see ourselves.

A woman who doesn’t seek validation is comfortable in her own skin. She’s confident, self-assured, and knows exactly who she is. And in my eyes, that’s the epitome of a strong personality.

6) She values authenticity over popularity

In a world that often values popularity over authenticity, it’s refreshing to meet someone who goes against the grain. A woman with a strong personality is just that.

She’s not interested in pretending to be someone she’s not, just to fit in or be liked. She values her own authenticity, her true self, above anything else. She’d rather be true to herself than popular.

This reminds me of a quote by American financier Bernard M. Baruch that I’ve always loved: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

I believe that this is a mantra every strong woman lives by. Authenticity matters more to her than popularity. And that’s one of the things I admire most about women with strong personalities.

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7) She’s not afraid to show her emotions

Let’s get real for a minute. Society has this warped idea that showing emotions is a sign of weakness. This is especially true for women, who are often labeled as ‘too emotional’ or ‘overly sensitive’.

But a woman with a strong personality? She doesn’t subscribe to these stereotypes.

She’s not afraid to show her emotions, to wear her heart on her sleeve. She understands that her feelings are a part of who she is, and she embraces them. Whether she’s happy, sad, angry, or excited, she allows herself to feel these emotions fully.

She doesn’t suppress her feelings or pretend to be okay when she’s not. She’s honest about her emotions, and that honesty is a testament to her strength.

Because it takes a lot of courage to be true to your feelings in a world that often tells you to hide them.

Final thoughts

Understanding the subtleties of a woman’s behavior can be a bit like trying to decipher a complex piece of art.

Each stroke, each color, each line has its purpose and contributes to the overall masterpiece. It’s these nuances that make her who she is – a woman with a strong personality.

Look deeper into her actions, her choices, her ways of being, and you’ll start to see the strength that lies within. This strength doesn’t always roar. Sometimes, it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

As the beloved author Maya Angelou once said, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

We all have the potential to embody this strength. So as we learn to recognize and appreciate these subtle behaviors in others, let’s also take a moment to celebrate them within ourselves.

For those interested in delving deeper into this topic, I’d recommend watching this insightful video by Justin Brown. He explores the complexities of finding a life partner and shares some valuable lessons learned from his own experiences.

Each one of us is on our own journey of self-discovery and growth. May we continue to learn from one another, celebrate our strengths, and embrace our unique personalities.

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Tina Fey

I'm Tina Fey, the founder of the blog Love Connection. I've extremely passionate about sharing relationship advice. I've studied psychology and have my Masters in marital, family, and relationship counseling. I hope with all my heart to help you improve your relationships, and I hope that even if one thing I write helps you, it means more to me than just about anything else in the world. Check out my blog Love Connection, and if you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter

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