She must embody the well-rounded woman, her primary focus being career and family. Throughout the centuries, the ideal image of a woman has changed dramatically. Girls are guilty of having their lists of what traits make the perfect man, but we have our own list of what makes the perfect woman. In part, I explored guidelines of being the Ideal Woman took a look at that gorgeous, poised, smiling girl and wondered, how do they do it? I would argue that a successful woman must be a hard worker, driven, possess business room "game theory" and a competitive nature.
The great qualities a woman can hold are a long list and goes on and on, but here are a solid few that mostly anyone can appreciate and respect;
•Careers are sexy
Are the days of a trophy woman over? When men are asked about the makeup of their ideal partner, majority claim they’re looking for a woman who can economically pull her own weight in the relationship, has an adequate educational background…Success is hot – just not too much success. Still, See ya’ later, gold diggers.
•She’s Honest and Upfront
The ideal woman will recognize the destructiveness behind undisclosed expectations. You can be straightforward and respectful about setting boundaries and the tempo of your relationship early on.
•She’s Strong and independent
You should be determined, driven and able to accomplish great feats. Your ability to be so strong is derived from your own knowledge, intuition and ambition.
For yourself and those around you, know how to play it cool. In the face of adversity, be able to tap the proper resources to conquer any problem instead of just giving up.
•Has a defined purpose
Whether personally or professionally, she has great goals and desires, knows that with the right amount of inspiration and motivation, anything is possible and is willing to do what it takes to make dreams a reality.
You need to be comfortable in your own skin. Jealousy, doubt and fear must sure go out the window because you are confident in yourself and your choice in a partner-as well as your partner’s choice in you. A real woman values a real man. She appreciates and respects the value and worth of the men in her life. She knows that part of being a great woman is recognizing and embracing the qualities of a great man. She does not need a man in her life to be happy, but if she has one she stands by him. She believes in his purpose and who he is.
•The right amount of drama
She has the right amount of drama to share with her man both positive and negative. A great man will be always be there for her (to listen and understand), but anything above and beyond a certain threshold she knows to dish with her girlfriends and not with him.
•A real woman has a healthy handle on her emotions
It’s OK to feel down, bummed out or really shitty that one week out of the month but more importantly you must know how to weather the storm correctly. If there are any shortfalls on the emotional front, recognize them and adjust accordingly.
•There when needed
You represent a strong link in the chain that holds those close to you together. You embrace the many roles you play and are actively present as a mother, wife or girlfriend, and friend. When needed the most you are there.
And finally, Smile. Remember the saying ‘They might not need me; but they might. I’ll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity’? Find comfort in distinguishing the characteristics that prove you are truly female; the make-up and feminine clothing.
Written by Ricalda Makena
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