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Independence In Women-The Myths There Mind-Blowing

Independence In Women-The Misconceptions

In life, women are perceived to be the caregivers to those around them. Children, the elderly, the sick, and sometimes their spouses are examples. When a strong-willed and independent woman appears, that stereotype is thrown out the window. In today’s world, more women are demonstrating greater strength and independence than ever before. This is due to the need to do things for oneself rather than relying on a man. Being an independent woman is seen to make one stronger, successful, and happy in life. In this article, I am going to go about the myths and how independent women are seen as.

Independence In Women-The Misconceptions

Myths About Strong and Independent Women

When it comes to being a strong and independent woman, there are a few misconceptions that must be addressed. Many people believe that being an independent woman is selfish, that they have too high standards, that they don’t need a man, that they are conceited, controlling, workaholics, emotionless, have a negative attitude, bossy, and so on. However, none of these myths are even close to being true. I’ll go over the myths and show you how wrong they are.

  • Independent Women are selfish- Many people all over the world are viewed as selfish individuals. Unfortunately, many people believe that just because a woman works hard, sets goals, and prioritizes herself, she is selfish. However, to care for others, one must first be able to care for oneself. When a woman is self-sufficient, she gets things done and is happy as a result.
  • Standards Are too High- A self-sufficient woman knows exactly what she wants and deserves in this lifetime. There’s nothing wrong with that. There is, however, a distinction to be made between having standards and being arrogant. When a woman has the same qualities that she seeks in others, she has standards.

“Having standards tells you what you deserve in this life.”

  • They Don’t Need A Man- Just like any other women, they want to love as well. However, Independent women know exactly what they want in a partner and will not settle for anything less. So, they don’t waste any time with those who aren’t deserving of them. These women know how to spend their time and will not waste it on men who aren’t deserving of it. In the end, when they do find someone, it is someone for whom they will fight and who will last a lifetime.
  • They Are Conceited- When it comes to being conceited, it is the process of believing that you are superior to others. However, this is completely false. A woman’s understanding of what she wants, what she deserves, and how important she does not imply that she believes she is superior to others. A strong and independent woman is self-aware of who she is. Unfortunately, few people realize how amazing and beautiful they truly are. They believe that they must first be liked by others before they can accept themselves. A self-sufficient woman adores herself and is unconcerned about what others think of her. When you can truly love your true self, your positive and loving energy shines through.
  • They Are Controlling or BossyAs women, we have the desire to enjoy things in life and to know where we are going. It is only controlled when they are attempting to tell and control events in the lives of others.

“Being strong and self-sufficient does not imply being bossy.”

  • Only Care About Work- When a woman works hard and achieves a lot in life, she may be labeled as a workaholic. However, as women, we can multitask. This is because women are endowed with a variety of talents, allowing them to accomplish multiple tasks at once. This enables women to complete a large amount of work and rise to the top. It does, however, imply that women must work twice as hard as men. This is because it is more difficult for a woman to rise to the top than it is for a man. The double standard is definitely in play here.


Emotionless- Okay, let’s get this straight. Just because a woman is open and honest with others does not mean she is emotionless. A woman like this is simply trying to help those she cares about. Yes, what she says can come across as mean, but she isn’t doing so on purpose. A women’s constant smile does not imply that she is a kind person. Anyone can fake emotions by simply observing their actions and emotions. In reality, you can tell when a woman is being mean and when she is attempting to help. She does it all out of the goodness of her heart.

  • Don’t Need Anyone- Even the most self-sufficient people require the assistance of others in their lives. Being an independent woman, on the other hand, usually entails doing things on your own unless you require the guidance and assistance of others. When someone with a lot of independence asks for help, it’s typically because they’re stuck and don’t know where else to turn. It takes a lot for a self-sufficient woman to ask for help. So they come to you because they know they can rely on you.

“Even strong women require someone.” 

  • They Do it Alone- Some may argue that independent women lack support and a social group in life. This is completely false. A self-sufficient woman has friends, but only a few who are trusted and very close to her. She doesn’t need many friends to understand her worth and value in the world. The friends they carry mean everything to them, are just like them and are a choice. When these women make friends, they do so with great care. They don’t have time for phonies or arrogant people in their world. They believe it is about being authentic to yourself and those around you.

Misconceptions in life make one stronger and more knowledgeable in a particular area. Making assumptions that are usually incorrect about a specific topic is the meaning behind it. You must study and work to find the correct information rather than relying on what you hear from others.

There is nothing wrong with a self-sufficient woman. Being strong-willed simply means that you are comfortable in your skin and know exactly what you want and deserve in this life. So go out there and fight for what you want. Whatever anyone says or thinks.

Let me know if you have any questions on the misconceptions about being an independent woman in the comment section below. I have a lot of experience with this and would be happy to assist you.

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Kiersti writes on self-love and personal development professionally. Over the past ten or so years, she has studied self-love and personal growth. Visit https://womansdailyneeds.com/ to learn more about what she does, and like her on Facebook at https://facebook.com/womansdailyneeds to keep up with her.

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10 Responses

  1. Sam says:

    Well done on a really insightful article. I myself work in a male dominated environment and my colleagues talk about me behind my back.

    My boss told me that some of my colleagues find me bossy and ‘hard faced’, I say I am a strong confident person who knows what they want in life and won’t easily settle for anything less. That includes work and romance. I guess I am controlling but only of things that effect my life directly. I have no interest in controlling other people.

    Also I totally agree with your comments about friends. At school I had loads, but honestly how many were really friends, these days I take great care in who I trust, and without trust there is no friendship.

    I know where I want to be in 10 years and I have the confidence to go for it.

    • Kiersti says:

      Thanks! People who gossip, I’ve discovered, are simply insecure about themselves and envious of what they don’t have.

      That’s ridiculous. However, I believe that being bossy makes you stronger, so go girl! I’m glad you have a clear vision of what you want. Most people, I’ve discovered, don’t know what they want, so they take it out on others or get the exact opposite.

      Friendship is a two-way street that must be reciprocated. If a person is not open and honest with their friends, they are not truly friends.

      I believe you and anyone else who truly desires something can obtain it; all they have to do is take action.

  2. Paolo says:

    Hi! There is a double standard in the world we live in. However, I feel that women have been treated unfairly in many environments. And there are some that push and excel beyond men around her. That is ok. The problem is with the stereotypes.

    We should take a look at the stereotypes that even we embrace because they may not be reasonable.

    • Kiersti says:

      Hi! The double standard is completely incorrect. We are all unique and capable of doing things in our own way, and everyone has the right to do so. Stereotypes have never appealed to me because they are inherently harmful and serve no purpose. Thank you for your time.

  3. Jordan Schenk says:

    Hi Kiersti,

    My name is Jordan, and I wanted to say that I loved your article about the misconceptions of independent women. I myself am married to an amazing woman named Jessie, and she is very independent, strong-willed, a real go getter!

    I love this quality about my wife, I’ve never been threatened by this with her personality whatsoever, but I do know that some men are threatened by that.

    My question to you is this…

    1. It’s roughly related to the topic at hand, but also a little different. What is it that an independent woman wants in their man? 

    2. I have a younger sister who is 19. She is currently walking this path growing from a high school kid, to an independent woman. I’m obviously not a woman, nor do I think I completely understand all the challenges women face in our world today. Is there a way I can help my sister to become that ‘Independent woman’?

    • Kiersti says:

      1. As an independent woman myself, I would say that love, hardworking, kindness, compassionate, and more are something women want in a man. 

      2. When it comes to trying to help one be independent, I think the best way is by just being there for her and letting her know she can do anything it puts her mind to. 

  4. Shalisha Alston says:

    As an independent woman, I am often seen as selfish, “angry” and bossy.  So I’m glad you wrote this article busting up these myths about independent women. I think it’s ridiculous that one of the myths is that I wouldn’t need a man simply because I earn a high salary. Or that I like being alone. I don’t. Being independent doesn’t negate my sensitivity as a woman. Thanks for the enlightening article. 

    • Kiersti says:

      You’re so welcome. I thought it was vital to discuss. In today’s society, individuals think any lady who is independent doesn’t need any person or thing, which is so bogus. We as lady require everything regardless. A debt of gratitude is in order for perusing and recall continue to be you.

  5. Beth Wiens says:

    I think that sometimes it takes a long time for culture and society to truly make a turnaround. 

    As you said in your opening lines, traditionally women were seen as the caregivers of the family and those around them. When a centuries-old stereotype and gender role gets rattled, people get upset. It takes a while for them to let go of the past. 

    Just because a woman is strong and independent doesn’t mean that she can’t also be a loving caregiver. The same is true of men. Men can be strong and independent and also loving caregivers. Are men not husbands, grandfathers, fathers, friends, etc.

    This is a good topic to address today because it can be very frustrating when a strong woman is labeled something negative just because of her independence. Independence and strength are good things.

    Thanks for bringing awareness to this issue.

    • Kiersti says:

      I thought it was vital to talk about, so I did. We as women are more than just the caregivers. We are human beings who deserve everything in this world. Anyone in this world can be a caregiver, it’s just knowing how to be one. I, in the end, I think people need to open their eyes and see the truth. Thanks for reading. 

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