Growing up, my mom was rarely “well-behaved”; she was defined by her courage, kindness and decisions to go after the life she wanted to live, instead of restricted by what was was “correct” and expected of her.
She could light up any room with her alluring energy, and could straightforwardly intimidate close-minded people. Growing up with her taught and inspired me to relish in my independence and unapologetically go after what made me happy – fearlessly, without caring about the approval of others.
If you grew up with a mom who was an Alpha-Female, you might recognize these 12 traits that you’ve inherited from your badass super hero:
- 1. You make your move. Growing up with a mom who was an alpha female, you learned to take risks. Your mom would never sit on the sidelines in hopes that things would just come to her. She went for what she wanted and wasn’t afraid of hearing “no.” Being exposed to such a bold attitude made you a risk-taker in all aspects of your life.
- 2. You know when to walk away. Your mom always had a no-bullshit attitude; she knew when she was being taking advantage of and she knew when to walk away from people who weren’t appreciating her. This attitude was imprinted into your soul, leaving you with a very low tolerance for crap; you never invest your time and energy into something or someone who isn’t offering respectable returns.
- 3. You don’t compete with other women, you empower them. Growing up, your mom would empower other females; she would never compare or compete with them. This kind attitude is also subconsciously in you; you like to see other women grow around you.
- 4. You don’t need a savior. Your mom never needed someone to rescue her and would never compete for a man’s affection. Seeing this attitude has made you independent and only willing to give affection to a man who understands, appreciates, respects and is interested in you.