28 traits of a resilient and determined woman

Think about all the amazing women that you admire so much.

What do they all have in common?

I’ll bet you that they’ve all had to overcome adversity and no matter how difficult things got, they somehow found the willpower to go on. Am I right?

If you want to be like these awesome goddesses, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll look at 28 traits of a resilient and determined woman.

Let’s get started:

1) Self-awareness

A resilient and determined woman knows her strengths, but she’s also aware of her weaknesses.

This is super important as it allows her to work on any areas that need improvement.

What’s more, it means that she won’t have any unpleasant surprises ahead of her – such as emotional outbursts – she knows herself and therefore knows what to expect.

2) Positive outlook

It takes a lot of strength and courage to make it through tough times.

But it also takes something else – a positive outlook.

A resilient and determined woman is an optimist. The knowledge that better days are ahead is what keeps her going.

3) Adaptability

It’s all about being flexible and adapting to changing circumstances.

A resilient and determined woman knows that nothing is engraved in stone and that she can’t afford to be stubborn and unyielding if she wants to reach her goals. 

4) Tenacity

This is often associated with successful people because tenacious people are motivated, ambitious, and focused. They don’t give up easily, no matter how big a challenge they face.

They’re not afraid to take risks in order to get where they want to go in life.

Do you have the tenacity of a resilient woman?

5) Confidence

I think that confidence is what gives someone the determination to go on.

Here’s why: When you have faith in yourself and in what you can achieve, it’s easier to get over life’s challenges.

Unfortunately, no matter how great you are, if you lack confidence, you’re more likely to give up because you’re not sure of yourself.

6) Self-reliance

A resilient woman knows that the only person she can truly rely on is herself.

She can’t risk waiting for someone else to get her where she wants to go or to help her out of a jam. She can’t sit around waiting for prince charming to come and rescue her.

If something needs to be done, she’s ready to do it herself.

7) Focus

Another important trait of a resilient and determined woman is her ability to stay focused on her goals.

For example, imagine that her goal is to become a doctor.

Now, her friends keep inviting her to parties and as tempting as that is, she has to say “no” so she can focus on her studies.

8) Problem-solving

Being able to get to the bottom of things and find a solution is another characteristic of resilient women.

I mean think about it: How would they overcome diversity and keep going if they got stuck every time they faced a problem?

9) Openness to feedback

I have to admit that I’m terrible when it comes to receiving feedback. I’m quick to get defensive and I fail to recognize constructive criticism.

But that’s no way for a resilient and determined woman to be.

You need to be open to feedback because even when it’s negative, it’s still a learning opportunity.

10) Resourcefulness

It’s all about being able to use your resources creatively and to think on your feet in order to find a quick solution, no matter the challenge.

For example, say that you’ve got unexpected guests for dinner. You look in your fridge and see that you don’t have many ingredients.

Do you panic?

Not if you’re a resilient and determined woman!

Instead, you find a creative way to make something delicious with your limited ingredients.

11) Self-care

Here’s the thing: If you want to stay on top of your game, you need to take care of yourself both physically and mentally.

A resilient and determined woman knows the importance of self-care when it comes to avoiding burnout and staying strong.

She knows when to stop pushing herself and when it’s time to take a break.

12) Courage

Look, it takes courage to take risks and to face your fears.

It takes courage to get back on the horse when you fall down.

And do you know what?

Courage doesn’t mean that you’re no longer afraid – it means having the emotional, mental, and spiritual strength to keep on going.

That’s why we admire these resilient and determined women so much.

13) Initiative

Determined women don’t sit around waiting for things to happen. They don’t expect to magically manifest their goals and dreams.

They know that they have to work to make things happen. They know that they need to take initiative every once in a while.

14) Guts to ask for help

Even though resilient and focused women are generally self-reliant, they’re aware of their weaknesses and they are not too proud to ask for help when they need it.

They know that there is no shame in asking for help and that it’s impossible to do everything by yourself.

15) Ability to bounce back

That’s actually the meaning of resilience – the ability to bounce back.

There are bound to be obstacles and setbacks in life, but a resilient woman doesn’t let those stop her from reaching her goals.

16) Self-discipline

While her friends go out clubbing, a successful pianist will spend hours on end at the piano.

And a woman who is determined to get the lead role in Swan Lake will practice her pliés until her toes bleed.

She knows what she wants and she knows that self-discipline will get her there.

17) Goal-orientation

A resilient and determined woman is motivated and organized.

She is able to prioritize her tasks and stay on track because she has a clear vision of what she wants to accomplish.

18) Self-motivation

Everything she does is driven by her own ambitions.

If she’s working toward something, it’s because it’s what she wants, not because it’s what someone else wants or expects of her.

19) Supportive

It’s tough out there for women. That’s why resilient and determined people are always eager to support other women.

But that’s not all.

Whether it’s to help a friend grieve the loss of a loved one, or to cheer through their child’s soccer match, they always make time for their loved ones.

20) High self-esteem

Self-esteem is a very important personality trait. It determines how one perceives themselves as well as how one thinks they’re perceived by others.

On the one hand, people with high self-esteem are confident, resilient, and determined.

On the other hand, people with low self-esteem have a very poor view of themselves and as a result, they tend to shy away from challenges

21) Mental strength

A resilient and determined woman is able to confront difficult situations without falling apart.

This is because she is in control of her emotions and not the other way around.

22) Emotional intelligence

This is a very useful trait because it means being able to identify and understand other people’s emotions.

Resilient and determined women often show a high level of emotional intelligence and empathy. This helps them have positive interpersonal relationships.

23) Communication skills

Being able to communicate clearly and effectively is crucial if you want to succeed in any area that involves other people.

Good communication skills include active listening, open-mindedness, being polite and respectful, and the ability to give and receive constructive criticism.

24) Time management

Resilient and determined women have learned how to manage their time. They split their time in such an effective way that neither work nor their personal lives suffer.

This can be quite challenging but is a very useful skill if you want to succeed in life and be happy.

25) Passion

Whether they want to become fashion photographers or run an animal sanctuary, the reason resilient and determined women succeed is that they’re driven by their passion.

26) Flexibility

A resilient and determined woman knows that she can’t bend the world to suit her.

Instead, she must bend herself to the world.

27) Knowledgeable

It’s important to be knowledgeable on a wide range of topics and to be informed about current events if you want to be comfortable in different social situations.

A resilient and determined woman is well-read, watches the news, and has an opinion on the goings on in the world.

28) Integrity

You can count on a resilient and determined woman to make decisions in accordance with her beliefs and values. She’ll never take the easy way out to get what she wants if it compromises her integrity.

She knows that the choices she makes won’t always yield immediate results, but that’s ok because her conscious is sound.

Jelena Dincic

Jelena has a background in photography and film-making and has spent the last few years as a content editor and copywriter. Jelena is a citizen of the world who is passionate about travel and learning about new cultures. She’s a foodie who loves to cook. And, as an art lover, she is always experimenting with new art mediums. When she’s not at her computer, she’s usually out and about in some forest with her dogs.

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