The headstrong and self-sufficient woman — one who knows her worth can never be devalued — is one of the great paragons of femininity in our society.
They know what they want and they aren’t afraid to work for it. On the flipside, they know what they don’t want and won’t get suckered into settling for less.
Case in point? Strong women will almost always choose to be single rather than compromise by dating a jerk.
Sure, there are certain “bad boy traits” that many women find attractive, as Psychology Today notes, like extraversion, impulsivity, and an openness to new experiences.
These traits alone don’t make a true jerk, however, and as the magazine also points out, most of the men who receive that negative label are really just emotionally unavailable and afraid of commitment.
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This is what a strong woman truly cannot abide — a man who cannot devote himself to being in a relationship.
While there are some women who may fall for the “you want what you can’t have” schtick, a woman who knows her true worth won’t put up with it, for a host of excellent reasons.
The primary reason is that high level of inner confidence. Strong women know who they are, and they don’t need a man or a relationship to help define that.