Before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a few simple questions:
- Have you ever “met” someone with a powerful, independent personality?
- Did you feel like it was off putting, like the person might be hard to like?
- You didn’t understand the kind of person you were interacting with?
Well, ladies and gentlemen, you should know that these types of people can come off as aggressive, rude, overly opinionated or just plain bitchy. Chances are it feels like they are trying to dominate you, or make you feel insignificant. And, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
And remember – dominant, aggressive, rude, arrogant don’t characterize a person with a powerful, independent personality at all. Actually, strong people are often some of the biggest teddy bears! People with strong personalities tend to give the meeker, more mild of us a bad rap.
People with strong personalities do not have to win, nor do they want to necessarily. And no, it’s not about being better than anyone else. They typically just are not willing to let other people walk all over them, or put up with being used and abused.
So, have you ever asked yourself – do you have a powerful personality? In this article we’re going to show you 5 signs that you have a strong personality (that might scare some people).
- You Are Very Cautious and Very Critical About Who You Let into Your Life
You usually don’t rely on other people to define who you are, or what you are capable of. And, you can “tell” that some people need to put others down to make themselves feel better. You have high self-esteem, so you build a great connection with your own self. Yes, you build your own voice of what you want and what works for you. Its not that you don’t necessarily get along with people, its just that you know exactly what you want in your relationships and social exchanges, and you aren’t willing to settle for less.
And remember – even if you are still trying to discover your own identity, you know that you do not need a significant other, boss, best friend or family member to tell you are capable of chasing your dreams.
- You Don’t Tolerate Excuses
People with strong personality don’t tolerate excuses. YES, this means that when you have a strong personality, you refuse to allow people to waste your precious time whining or complaining about what they can or cannot do. You’re always action oriented and you focus on the solution, instead of agonizing over the problem. You are always pushing yourself to be a better version than you were yesterday, despite others who might want to drag you down.
And, can you do me a favor – don’t question yourself for not making excuses, because there are reasons that you can’t do something, but there are a lot more reasons that you can.
- You Know How to Listen
People with strong personalities know how to listen with an open mind, and an open heart, and many people would appreciate this. But in reality, being heard and encouraged often terrifies people who are not used to it.
- You Don’t Need Attention
Yes, people with strong personality don’t need attention and they don’t seek it. The attention a strong person receives is not sought, but given freely because others enjoy, and value what they have to offer intellectually, and emotionally.
- You Are Free of Fears
Don’t get us wrong – there are a few things that you are afraid of, but the real difference between you and your fears is that your fears are not “planted” in an unhealthy obsession with worry. And remember – you do not let your fears control you. You just have to face them head on and take control of the way you live your life.
Source: Spiritual Unite