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Behaviors a Brave Woman Eliminates from Her Life


It's not easy to eliminate behaviors that are detrimental to our well-being, but it's necessary for any strong woman to do so in order to live a successful and fulfilling life. A brave woman is one who has the courage to take ownership of her actions and take the necessary steps to ensure that she is not tolerating any negative behaviors. This blog post will explore 10 behaviors that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself.

Playing Small


Playing small is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's the act of downplaying her abilities, talents, and achievements in order to avoid attention or avoid intimidating others. When a woman plays small, she is essentially dimming her own light and potential. This behavior can stem from fear, self-doubt, or societal pressure to be humble and modest.
Playing small not only limits a woman's personal growth and success, but it also sends a message to others that she is not confident or capable. It can lead to missed opportunities, unfulfilled dreams, and a lack of self-fulfillment.
A strong woman recognizes her worth and refuses to diminish herself. She knows that by embracing her strengths and achievements, she inspires and empowers others to do the same. She understands that playing small serves no one, especially not herself.
Instead, a strong woman embraces her talents, skills, and accomplishments. She shines her light brightly, knowing that it is through her authenticity and confidence that she can make a positive impact on the world. She embraces her power, embraces her voice, and refuses to apologize for her greatness.
Playing small is not an option for a strong woman. She knows her worth, owns her power, and uses it to create a life of success, fulfillment, and impact.

Ignoring Her Own Needs and Boundaries

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Ignoring her own needs and boundaries is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It is a common trait for women to put the needs and wants of others before their own, but this behavior can lead to feelings of resentment, burnout, and overall dissatisfaction with life.

When a woman ignores her own needs, she is essentially neglecting her own well-being. She may prioritize the needs of her partner, children, or career over her own physical and mental health. This can result in feelings of exhaustion, stress, and ultimately, a decrease in her overall happiness.


Additionally, ignoring boundaries is another behavior that a strong woman would not tolerate. Boundaries are crucial for maintaining healthy relationships, both personally and professionally. By ignoring her own boundaries, a woman opens herself up to being taken advantage of or manipulated by others. This can lead to feelings of resentment, lack of respect, and ultimately, a loss of self-worth.
A strong woman recognizes the importance of self-care and understands that taking care of herself is not selfish, but necessary. She sets boundaries and prioritizes her own needs, knowing that it is essential for her own well-being and happiness. By valuing herself and her own needs, she sets a positive example for others and creates a foundation for healthy and fulfilling relationships.
Ignoring her own needs and boundaries is simply not an option for a strong woman. She knows her worth and understands that prioritizing herself is the first step towards living a fulfilled and empowered life.

Making Excuses for Other People's Bad Behavior


Making excuses for other people's bad behavior is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's the act of justifying or rationalizing the unacceptable actions or choices of others, often to protect their reputation or to avoid conflict. When a woman makes excuses for someone else's bad behavior, she is essentially diminishing her own worth and enabling a cycle of toxic behavior.
Making excuses not only allows the person responsible for the bad behavior to continue their harmful actions, but it also sends a message that their behavior is acceptable or forgivable. It can lead to a loss of self-respect and an erosion of personal boundaries. By making excuses, a woman may unintentionally validate harmful behaviors and undermine her own self-esteem.
A strong woman recognizes the importance of holding others accountable for their actions. She refuses to make excuses for someone who consistently engages in toxic or hurtful behavior. She understands that doing so enables a culture of disrespect and can have negative consequences on her mental and emotional well-being.
Instead, a strong woman chooses to set healthy boundaries and address the bad behavior directly. She understands that everyone is responsible for their own actions, and she refuses to take on the burden of justifying or excusing the actions of others. By holding people accountable, she empowers herself and sets a standard of respect and integrity.
Making excuses for other people's bad behavior is not an option for a strong woman. She knows her worth and understands that she deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. By refusing to make excuses, she takes a stand for her own well-being and sends a message that she will not tolerate toxic behavior in her life.

Staying in Toxic Relationships


Staying in toxic relationships is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. Toxic relationships can take many forms, including romantic partnerships, friendships, or even familial bonds. These relationships are characterized by manipulation, control, emotional abuse, and a lack of respect and trust. When a woman stays in a toxic relationship, she is sacrificing her own well-being and happiness for the sake of someone else's toxicity.
A strong woman values her own worth and understands that she deserves to be treated with love, kindness, and respect. She knows that staying in a toxic relationship will only erode her self-esteem, self-worth, and overall mental and emotional well-being. By staying in such a relationship, she is essentially telling herself that she is not worthy of a healthy, loving, and supportive partnership.
Instead of tolerating a toxic relationship, a strong woman chooses to prioritize her own happiness and walk away. She understands that she cannot change the toxic person, and it is not her responsibility to do so. By ending the toxic relationship, she opens herself up to the possibility of finding genuine love and connection with someone who treats her with the love and respect she deserves.

Settling for Less Than She Deserves


Settling for less than she deserves is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's the act of accepting mediocrity or subpar treatment in various areas of life, whether it be in relationships, career, or personal growth. When a woman settles for less than she deserves, she is essentially compromising her own happiness and stifling her potential.
A strong woman recognizes her worth and understands that she deserves the best in life. She knows that settling for less not only limits her personal growth but also undermines her self-confidence and self-esteem. By accepting less, she is essentially telling herself that she is not deserving of the love, success, and fulfillment she desires.
Instead of settling, a strong woman sets high standards for herself and her life. She knows that she is deserving of healthy, fulfilling relationships, a satisfying career, and personal growth and development. She is willing to put in the work and make the necessary changes to create the life she deserves.
A strong woman understands that settling for less is a disservice to herself and those around her. By holding herself to a higher standard, she inspires others to do the same and creates a ripple effect of positive change. She refuses to accept anything less than she deserves and is willing to wait for the right opportunities and relationships to come her way.
Settling for less than she deserves is simply not an option for a strong woman. She knows her worth and is determined to create a life of fulfillment, success, and happiness.

Fearing Change or Taking Risks


Fearing change or taking risks is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's natural to feel apprehensive about stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing the unknown. However, when we allow fear to hold us back, we limit our growth and potential for greatness.
A strong woman understands that change is necessary for personal development and success. She recognizes that staying stagnant in familiar territory will only result in missed opportunities and unfulfilled potential. While the fear of the unknown may be present, she refuses to let it dictate her actions.
Instead of succumbing to fear, a strong woman embraces change and takes calculated risks. She understands that growth requires stepping into the discomfort and uncertainty that change brings. By pushing past her comfort zone, she opens herself up to new experiences, possibilities, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
A strong woman recognizes that taking risks is essential for achieving her goals and aspirations. She knows that in order to accomplish great things, she must be willing to take bold and courageous actions. Even if failure or setbacks occur along the way, she views them as valuable learning experiences and uses them to propel herself forward.

Being Too Self-Critical or Perfectionistic


Being too self-critical or perfectionistic is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's the act of setting impossibly high standards for herself and constantly berating herself for any perceived shortcomings or mistakes. When a woman is too self-critical or perfectionistic, she is essentially sabotaging her own self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being.
A strong woman recognizes that nobody is perfect and that making mistakes is a natural part of life. She understands that holding herself to impossible standards only leads to feelings of inadequacy and burnout. Instead of constantly criticizing herself, a strong woman practices self-compassion and acknowledges her own worth and value.
A strong woman also understands that perfection is an illusion and that striving for it is a futile endeavor. She embraces the concept of growth and learning, allowing herself room to make mistakes and grow from them. She knows that true strength lies in the ability to be vulnerable and to accept oneself, flaws and all.
Rather than being self-critical, a strong woman focuses on self-improvement and personal growth. She sets realistic goals and celebrates her accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem. She recognizes that progress is more important than perfection and that self-acceptance is the key to a fulfilled and happy life.
Being too self-critical or perfectionistic is not an option for a strong woman. She knows that by practicing self-compassion and embracing her imperfections, she can truly thrive and reach her fullest potential. She refuses to let her own self-judgment hold her back and instead chooses to love and accept herself unconditionally.

Comparing Herself to Others


Comparing herself to others is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's the act of measuring her own worth, success, and happiness against the achievements and lives of others. When a woman compares herself to others, she is essentially diminishing her own uniqueness and worth. This behavior can stem from feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, or societal pressure to meet certain standards.
Comparing herself to others not only undermines a woman's self-confidence and self-esteem, but it also distracts her from her own path and goals. It can lead to a constant state of dissatisfaction and a never-ending cycle of striving for what others have rather than embracing her own journey.
A strong woman recognizes that she is on her own unique path, with her own unique set of talents, strengths, and opportunities. She understands that comparing herself to others is an unfair and fruitless exercise that only serves to deplete her own sense of self-worth. Instead, she focuses on her own progress and growth, celebrating her own achievements and milestones, no matter how small they may seem.
A strong woman embraces her individuality and understands that success and happiness are not one-size-fits-all. She knows that by comparing herself to others, she diminishes her own potential and the power of her own unique gifts. Instead of looking outward for validation, she looks inward and trusts in her own journey and abilities.

Giving Away Her Power or Agency


Giving away her power or agency is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's the act of relinquishing control over her own decisions, actions, and choices, and allowing others to dictate her life. When a woman gives away her power or agency, she is essentially surrendering her autonomy and disregarding her own wants, needs, and desires.
A strong woman recognizes the importance of owning her power and taking charge of her own life. She understands that she has the right to make decisions that align with her values, dreams, and aspirations. She knows that by giving away her power, she is sacrificing her own happiness and fulfillment.
Instead of allowing others to determine her path, a strong woman embraces her agency and takes responsibility for her choices. She understands that her decisions have consequences and that she has the ability to create the life she desires. She stands firm in her convictions and refuses to let others manipulate or control her.
A strong woman understands that she is the author of her own story. She knows that by giving away her power, she is relinquishing the opportunity to live life on her own terms. Instead, she embraces her power and agency, knowing that she is capable of creating a life of purpose, passion, and fulfillment.

Allowing Herself to be Victimized or Mistreated.

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Allowing herself to be victimized or mistreated is a behavior that a strong woman would never tolerate from herself. It's the act of accepting and tolerating abusive or harmful behavior from others, whether it be in relationships, friendships, or even in professional settings. When a woman allows herself to be victimized or mistreated, she is essentially surrendering her own worth and self-respect.

A strong woman recognizes that she deserves to be treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. She understands that no one has the right to belittle, abuse, or manipulate her. By allowing herself to be victimized or mistreated, she is essentially enabling a cycle of toxic behavior and perpetuating her own suffering.
Instead of accepting mistreatment, a strong woman stands up for herself and sets clear boundaries. She refuses to tolerate any form of abuse or disrespect and takes decisive action to remove herself from toxic situations. She knows that by prioritizing her own well-being and happiness, she sets an example for others and creates a life of empowerment and fulfillment.
Allowing herself to be victimized or mistreated is not an option for a strong woman. She knows her worth and understands that she deserves to be treated with love, respect, and kindness. By refusing to accept mistreatment, she takes back her power and creates a life of happiness, freedom, and self-love.

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