We have all met them, those strong, bold and confident individuals that take life by the horns and dominate everything that they do. When they walk into a room, heads turn, captivated by their power and success.
Regardless of what life throws their way, or what goals they are working toward, they just know that they will reach their goals and dreams.
Unfortunately, with great power comes great responsibility. While some people will start to look to you for guidance, leadership, and inspiration, others will find you to be intimidating and even arrogant. It is important to understand that this is merely a reflection of their own personal biases and weaknesses influencing their view of the world around them, insecurities coloring their outlook on life.
Are you a strong, independent and powerful individual? Do you walk through this life with confidence and poise, your eyes on the goals and dreams that you have set for yourself?
Here Are 10 Signs That You Have a Strong, Independent Personality That Others Find Intimidating:
#1 – You’re Not A Fan of Small Talk
It’s not that you dislike conversation, you just don’t see the point of wasting your time talking about the weather. Instead, you would rather have a deep, meaningful or intellectual conversation, allowing you to learn and grow.
#2 – You Can Admit Your Mistakes
The beauty of being human is that not one of us can claim to be perfect. The world is more interesting due to the incredible mix of strengths and weaknesses that each of us possesses. You don’t deny your mistakes, you embrace them, recognizing that admitting them is the key to personal growth.
#3 – You Can Be Emotional
Everyone has emotions, however, not everyone is comfortable enough in their own skin to embrace and express them. You know who you are, and you aren’t afraid to share that with the world. Whether you are excited, sad or angry, you embrace these feelings before moving on.
#4 – You Possess Strong Morals and Values
You know what you believe to be ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in this world, and you aren’t about to allow anyone to convince you otherwise. You stay strong and firm in these beliefs through even the most difficult of times, unwilling to compromise your true self.
#5 – You Don’t Feel You Have to Please Everyone
You recognize that there is a point in life in which you are going to please everyone at the same time. Trying to find this balance will only drive you nuts as you feel like you are failing those around you. Instead, you respect everyone while choosing to remain true to yourself.
#6 – You Are Sometimes Accused of Being Arrogant
When you speak up and share your opinions with others, it can sometimes make them feel uncomfortable. Those who are most insecure in life are often the first to feel offended. You recognize this and refuse to allow it to define you or change who you are.
#7 – You Refuse to Accept Excuses
You realize that the only thing excuses are good for is to hold you back and keep you trapped in your current reality. Instead, refusing to accept excuses in your life, you free up this wasted time and energy to put towards moving yourself forward.
#8 – You Don’t Seek Attention
Rather than focusing on whether you are getting attention and praise from those around you, you fix your sights on your own goals and dreams. You know that the satisfaction of your accomplishments will exceed anything you can get from the validation of others.
#9 – You Aren’t Afraid of Confrontation
Confrontation and conflict can be intimidating, and for that reason, many people will go out of their way to avoid it at all costs. Those who have strong emotions understand that there are great things just on the other side of confrontation, as it provides you with an opportunity to learn and grow.
#10 – You Have No Patience for Ignorance and Insensitivity
You live your life with compassion and empathy, taking the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the people that you encounter along the way into consideration, and you believe that everyone else should do the same. You have no place in your life for negative and toxic people.
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