People-pleasers try to keep everyone around them happy but the price they pay is often a loss of self-respect and authenticity. A strong woman may feel uncomfortable when she speaks up but she will risk being unpopular when it’s the right thing to do. Here are some of the lessons learned from women who chart their own course.
They’re not afraid to challenge the status quo
A strong woman doesn’t back down just because it will be easier. She’s more interested in the outcome of the situation, and knows her voice is powerful. Her desire to make a difference is top priority.
They’ve learned that being “too nice” gets them in trouble
Telling people what they want to hear is phony. And she’s learned from past experience that if she does that, she will be disappointed not only in other people, but herself.
They’d rather be direct and to the point
Telling people what you think they want to hear leads to inefficiency because it’s a waste of everyone’s time and leads you further from the goal. She knows that being a straight-shooter gets the job done quicker.
They don’t get taken advantage of
People-pleasers are usually overworked, highly stressed, and emotional. A strong woman knows how important balance is. She sets boundaries and doesn’t let people step all over her.