7 rare things strong women do – that normal women don’t

Ever notice how some women just have an air about them that says they’ve got it all together? It’s not about what they’re wearing or what they’re saying, but about the cool, calm confidence they carry with them.

How did they get that way?

Well, it all comes down to certain rare things they do – things that ‘normal’ women might not.

I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by strong women who have a deep sense of self-worth and an unshakeable resolve to live life on their own terms.

That’s why, whenever I need any inspiration in my own journey to be a strong woman myself, I needn’t look far.

And neither should you, because that’s exactly what I’ll be sharing today.

Here are 7 rare things strong women do that set them apart from the rest.

1) They embrace vulnerability

“Being strong” often stems from the belief that showing vulnerability is a sign of weakness.

But the truth is quite the opposite—embracing vulnerability is a testament to one’s strength.

Expressing your emotions, admitting your fears, and accepting help doesn’t make you any less strong. On the contrary, it takes immense strength to acknowledge your vulnerabilities.

If you strive to be a strong woman, you need to understand that showing vulnerability doesn’t equate to weakness. It’s a part of being human.

So, let go of the misconception that concealing emotions is a display of strength, because it’s not.

Your actions and how you handle adversity truly define your strength, and they are most potent when they come from a place of authenticity and vulnerability.

2) They willingly step back

The image of a “strong woman” often involves her being at the forefront, leading the charge.

However, true strength sometimes lies in choosing to step back.

In fact, there can be instances where stepping back and allowing others to take the lead is the best course of action.

Now, I appreciate the strength of stepping back. Sometimes I let go of control. Other times, I allow others to shine.

When you’re always trying to be “in control” or “at the helm,” you tend to overlook the potential in others. You suppress their instinctive power.

This doesn’t diminish my strength; instead, it enhances it.

3) They openly acknowledge their failures

Often, we chastise ourselves for failing, as though it’s something we shouldn’t experience.

You may tell yourself that projecting an image of perfection is necessary, but soon enough, you’ll realize that admitting your failures is liberating.

You may even find yourself on the other side of judgment. Few people are brave enough to weather the storm of criticism and emerge stronger.

But we shouldn’t look at failure as a specter that haunts all endeavors—we should be willing to face it instead of concealing it.

Avoiding them is not a sign of courage—embracing them is.

4) They prioritize self-care

Strength and independence also influence how we treat ourselves.

In my experience, I often find myself wrapped up in my goals. I become engrossed in the next milestone of my personal or professional journey.

My intentions are commendable. I aspire to be a successful, strong woman.

But when I get so absorbed in my aspirations, I can neglect the importance of self-care. I can lose touch with my needs. I become stressed and probably not the most pleasant person to be around.

These days, I’m all about balance. Instead of focusing solely on my ambitions, I now know how to take a step back and prioritize self-care.

Simply put, you can’t be the strong woman you want to be if you don’t treat yourself the right way.

5) They don’t fear being alone

In my early twenties, I found myself terrified of being alone. The thought of spending a weekend by myself seemed daunting, let alone the idea of being single or living alone.

I filled my life with people and noise, never giving myself the chance to enjoy my own company or cultivate a sense of self-reliance.

But as I got older, and certainly after a few rough heartbreaks and letdowns, I realized that there is a tremendous strength in not fearing solitude.

I began to spend time alone consciously, taking solitary trips, dining alone, enjoying quiet nights with a good book.

And in those moments, I found not just peace, but also resilience.

It was during these times that I truly understood the importance of being comfortable in your own skin and in your own company. It made me stronger and more independent than any relationship or group of friends ever could.

This helped me realize that strong women don’t fear being alone; they relish it. They know that solitude can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and personal growth.

6) They challenge gender stereotypes

Speaking of discovery and personal growth, strong women have always been at the forefront of challenging and reshaping societal norms, especially those pertaining to gender roles.

They have redefined what it means to be a woman in a predominantly patriarchal society.

For those feeling confined, challenging these stereotypes can provide a sense of liberation. It’s a reminder that we are not bound by outdated norms and that we can redefine our roles in society.

If they don’t want to get married, they don’t. 

If they don’t want to have kids, they don’t. 

If they wanted to be at the top in a male-dominated industry, they’d do everything they can to get there. 

It’s this ability to challenge gender stereotypes that enables strong women to chart their own path and provide a sense of autonomy and empowerment to other women.

7) They ask for help

In a world that often equates strength with independence and self-sufficiency, it may seem odd to say that strong women ask for help.

But think about it for a moment.

Asking for help isn’t an admission of weakness, but an acknowledgment of the simple fact that we can’t do everything alone. And there is wisdom in recognizing when you need support or assistance.

That’s why strong women know their worth and capabilities, but they also understand their limitations. They aren’t afraid to delegate tasks or seek advice when necessary.

By asking for help, they’re able to focus more of their energy and efforts on what they do best, thereby becoming more effective and efficient.

Final thoughts

For strong women, the journey toward womanhood potentially instills a sense of confidence and satisfaction when they embrace these traits and live authentically.

Whether it’s acknowledging failure, challenging stereotypes, or asking for help, the underlying journey might be shaping their strength and character.

In the end, what sets strong women apart isn’t just these rare traits but also their willingness to embark on this journey of self-discovery and growth. It’s an ongoing process, a testament to their courage and determination to live by their own rules. 




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