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The way the world sees us is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. You may be an educated and intelligent woman with the most impressive professional skills but nobody would know that unless you use the right words for self-presentation. And live up to it, of course.
Thankfully, the English language is rich in beautiful and powerful adjectives to describe a strong woman.
Don’t just say that you are a strong independent woman! Spruce it up by presenting yourself as a reliable, hardworking professional who is organized, determined, and efficient with whatever projects she takes on.
Here is a picture of how such woman looks!
Whether you are a female entrepreneur or someone looking for better job opportunities, this is exactly how you want people to see you.
You don’t necessarily need to be all of these at once. Find the words there that really describe who you are and get used to associating them with your professional image.
Of course, it’s not always easy to see yourself in a positive way, a however wonderful personality you may have. As women, we tend to be too critical of ourselves, whether it’s about appearances or personality traits. But girl, you got to love and accept yourself so everyone else can do too!
Especially if you are your own boss, you need to learn to treat yourself as a professional first.
Check out this collection of my favorite affirmations for female entrepreneurs where I list the most powerful statements you should ambitiously say to yourself every morning to set up for a successful day!
I’ll also mention some empowering exercises in the end that you can use to build mindfulness and become a generally more confident woman, so read on!
What it means to be a strong woman
Being a woman in our society is not always easy. If you want people to take you seriously and not see you as a cute little girl, you have to act professionally, talk, and look accordingly.
Let’s see what are a few typical features of a strong woman:
1. A strong woman is persistent and tenacious. She treats obstacles as stepping stones on her way to success, learns from setbacks, and never stops until she achieves her goal. And then she celebrates a win and sets a new big goal!
2. A strong woman is passionate and loving. She is compassionate with others, can be an understanding boss but won’t let anyone walk all over her.
3. A strong woman is open-minded and inspiring. She always comes up with creative solutions, stays positive even during hard times, and looks so impressive that little girls want to be like her when they grow up.
4. A strong woman is disciplined and driven. She knows what she wants, can get her shit together and put the amount of hard work into her project in order to get the desired results. She doesn’t pretend to be weak to make others do her job for her, but she delegates tasks when necessary.
5. A strong woman is reliable and trustworthy. When you work with her, you don’t question if her part of the work will be done. She respects deadlines and always comes on time. She knows when to say “No” but she always delivers when she said “Yes”.
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Here is an extensive list of all the empowering adjectives that can be used when talking about a strong independent woman in any context.
Hope these adjectives are useful for creating your image of a strong woman!
Just knowing the right words isn’t enough
Choosing the right words will definitely help you create a good first impression in writing but you’ll need to look confident in person so people can see those aren’t just words!
Here is a bunch of short Skillshare courses that are packed with value for boosting your confidence and quickly learning some useful skills:
- Essential Communication Skills for Professionals
- How to Get a Job: A Step-by-Step Guide by Glassdoor
- Creating Your Dream Career: Uncover & Apply Your Creative Strengths
- Master CONFIDENCE & GOAL SETTING from a World Record Holder
- Body Language – The Scientific Way
If you are new to Skillshare, it’s an awesome online learning platform that is subscription-based. For less than $3 dollars per month you get unlimited access to thousands of interesting courses from industry professionals! Lots of interesting topics on business, management, freelancing, entrepreneurship, leadership, and a variety of cool stuff for creative people. I wish I had enough time to watch all the classes I currently have in my watch list!
Signing up for any of the courses above will give you a FREE 14-day Premium membership trial on Skillshare so you can see if you like the platform (or just binge-watch a ton of classes in two weeks and then cancel, that works too!).
How to describe your personality in a positive way
The power of self-presentation is indeed in the words you choose.
It comes with practice but with some effort, you can even show your negative sides in a positive way when necessary!
There can be many situations in life when you hear the dreadful question like “How would you describe yourself?”. Whether it’s during a job interview, introducing yourself to a new client, or a friendly talk on somebody’s podcast, it’s super important to be prepared. Oftentimes this is what makes your first impression which is really hard to alter if you start off on the wrong foot.
Basically, you need to sit with yourself once and analyze your personality to learn how you can present it in the best possible way.
You may print the adjectives list from above and circle the words that directly describe your character, or just write them down. Start with the personal qualities you have at the top of your head and then go through this list to find a few more you can add to those.
Here are a few key things to do when building your image:
1. Talk about your most prominent good qualities first
Are you a creative thinker? Do you have a lot of experience in solving specific problems? Do you work better alone or as part of a big team? Maybe you have good people managing skills that make you a natural leader? Are you knowledgeable in a particular area?
Think of something that clearly defines you and comes natural to you compared to others. Have you ever been frustrated by other people struggling with seemingly simple things? Sometimes we take our best qualities for granted and don’t even notice that everyone admires it about us.
Are you a highly organized person who is always punctual and responsible? Write it down. Are you pragmatic or a dreamer? Both can be good in different circumstances! Are you ambitious and hardworking? Add it to your list as well!
2. Emphasize your willingness to grow and improve
Constant growth and self-development are what people usually admire. Imagine a person that sits on a couch all day long and doesn’t want to do anything. No goals, no willingness to achieve something, no dreams at all. Nobody will look impressive like that!
When you have ongoing projects and intriguing ideas for the future, this is what makes you interesting besides your past success. If your life seems boring and your views are limited, if you don’t know what to say about your current work, if you have a fixed mindset instead of a willingness to grow, it’s doubtful that anybody will want to meet you again.
Talk about your favorite self-improvement books or refer to one of your favorite quotes, this will instantly make you sound more intelligent and mindful! Mention a thing or two that you do regularly to improve your skills and they’ll surely want to hear more from you!
3. Use real-life stories to support your words
Depending on a situation, words aren’t always enough. You need real examples of how your actions may have led to some specific achievements. Look through the qualities you just wrote down one by one: can you think of some examples where being this kind of person did you good?
Were you able to finish an urgent project on time thanks to your discipline and organization skills? Have you helped someone to reach a particular goal? Which of your qualities you yourself are proud of the most and how exactly do they help you succeed? What really makes you a strong woman?
As soon as you are finished with these points, write it all down in a paragraph or two. Try to tell it to the mirror a few times in a free form till you start to look effortless and sound confident. As soon as you nailed it, you will never need to worry about that personality question anymore! You’ll be always prepared to make a great first impression!
Empowering questions for women
Even if you are a strong person and everything mentioned above applies to you, there is always room for improvement! To stay on top of your game as a powerful woman, it’s a good idea to regularly exercise mindfulness and ask yourself the right questions to stimulate positive change and self-development even further.
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.Madonna
Here are a few beautiful sets of question cards you can use for reflection whenever you have time for self-improvement. Use them to stimulate ideas during your meditation sessions or as interesting thought-provoking writing prompts for journaling!
And just look how pretty all of those cards are!
We live in a wonderful world full of opportunities, useful tools and helpful techniques that can help us achieve virtually anything we want! Why not use powerful things like these cards or positive affirmations to inspire ourselves every day we get to live? Let’s rock this world, ladies!
Even though we live in the 21st century, it still takes more effort for a woman to be accepted in professional circles. But it’s definitely worth it! When you create the right image for yourself and ensure to be seen as a strong intelligent woman, people start to treat you differently, respect and support you all the time.
Let everyone, not just your friends, see your beautiful personality! Use the empowering adjectives from the list above to describe yourself and, most importantly, be that strong woman, no matter what!