10 Things That Make A Strong Woman

Updated March 6, 2024by Regain Editorial Team

Today, women have a better opportunity than ever before to embrace their power and strength. But some women may ask themselves, what is a strong woman? With so many competing ideas, from the powerful businesswoman to the compassionate homemaker, it can be challenging to discern the true meaning of feminine strength in today’s environment. Here are just some of the things that make a woman strong.

1. Asking for help

Being strong can take on many different meanings

Strong women aren’t afraid to ask for help. Being strong doesn’t always mean you do everything by yourself; sometimes, it means having the strength to admit your weaknesses. A strong woman recognizes her weaknesses and knows when to ask others for help. She acknowledges others’ strengths by asking for help and forgives herself for her shortcomings.

2. Self-love

A strong woman loves herself. She loves and appreciates how her body looks, no matter whether or not she fits the standards set forth for her by society. She appreciates her mental abilities and emotional capacities. Strong women take the time to nurture and love themselves, whether through a morning yoga routine, nighttime bath, or reading to broaden their minds. A strong woman cares about her physical, mental, and emotional well-being and takes steps to love all parts of herself.

3. Bravery and courage

Bravery and a willingness to go after what you want are huge parts of what makes a strong woman. Strong women know what they want and aren’t afraid to chase it down. Bravery is essential to follow your dreams, so having the courage is a great start toward being a strong woman. Strong women are willing to take risks, suffer rejection, or reap potential rewards!

4. Confidence in being alone

Humans are social creatures. Most women enjoy spending time with friends and family, but being able to comfortably and confidently spend time alone is important. If you can be happy with only your own company, you’ll be stronger and better manage relationships. Being alone doesn’t mean total isolation, though. Sometimes, being alone in a group – like going solo to a coffee shop or party – takes the most strength and can be the most rewarding.

Spending some time alone regularly is proven to have some positive effects. Temporary periods of isolation can encourage introspection and a focus on self-improvement, which are crucial to developing strength as a woman. Moreover, self-encouragement can make you even stronger, for it stimulates independence in them.

5. Constant pursuit of learning

For a strong woman, learning is a life goal. Strong women take time to expand their minds by reading, watching documentaries, and listening to interesting podcasts. On top of that, they’re open-minded and listen to the stories, thoughts, and experiences of the people around them. A strong woman isn’t intimidated by different worldviews or perspectives; she tries to learn about them to understand them and gain new and valuable insights. Strong women adopt a mindset of constant learning to fuel their ideas.

6. Organization and management

Strong women often have a way of organizing and managing their lives. Different women adopt different organizational styles, but every strong woman has her life put together in a way where she can take care of the important things. A strong woman prioritizes and unabashedly makes decisions for herself and her life. She knows how to be responsible but also knows that sometimes irresponsibility is the right answer. She can balance her life and responsibilities successfully.

7. Know your self-worth

A strong woman knows what she’s worth and doesn’t accept anything less. In love, she’ll only accept the best, and when she realizes that the relationship isn’t right for her, she’ll have the courage to step away to reconnect with herself and open to a higher quality love. Strong women know they deserve to be with good people, and they surround themselves with individuals that make them happy and add value and positivity to their lives. They remove toxic or negative influences in their lives to move forward quickly and without regret.

8. Knowing when to have fun

Being strong can take on many different meanings

A strong woman knows when to work hard but also when to let go and have fun. Having fun is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. It can dramatically improve a woman’s self-esteem, confidence, and happiness to take time to do something she enjoys. Strong women take time to have fun to reconnect with themselves on a deeper level. 

Of course, work can be fun too! Ideally, work should be fun. Having fun at the end of a long workday is a reward that helps a woman recuperate and keep working toward her goals day after day. If a strong woman is unhappy and has trouble finding enjoyment in her life, she considers her situation and makes changes to solve it.

9. Connecting with spirituality

Strong women take time to connect to their spiritual side every once in a while. It doesn’t have to be religious; taking a few minutes every day to express gratitude for what you have can be rewarding and fulfilling. In fact, spirituality has been cited by scientific studies as a significant source of strength and vitality, especially for women! Female business leaders and entrepreneurs have developed a stronger sense of peace and purpose through various connections to the divine. A daily practice of spiritual connection helps women feel motivated and can provide great strength when dealing with personal and work-related issues.

10. Learning from your mistakes

A strong woman isn’t perfect; she makes plenty of mistakes! But strong women don’t cower and feel embarrassed by what they’ve done wrong. Instead, they rise to meet the challenge of self-improvement. A strong woman looks her mistakes in the eye and strives to learn from them so she doesn’t repeat them in the future. She takes the lessons she’s learned from failing and applies these lessons to all her efforts. A strong woman lets her faults and flaws push her forward rather than letting them hold her back. When she hurts someone through a mistake, she takes the time to apologize and empathize. Being able to admit when you’ve done wrong and learn from it is exceptionally powerful.

When you don’t feel so strong

Even strong women go through tough times. Remember, one thing that makes a woman strong is being able to ask for help. If you are having a tough time and need someone to talk to, consider online therapy. 

With online therapy, you attend sessions from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Because so many qualified, licensed therapists are available to help you, you can schedule sessions when they fit into your schedule, whether during lunchtime at the office or during your kid’s nap time at home. Research shows that online therapy is effective, with one analysis of 14 studies concluding that it is just as effective as in-person treatment. If you’re ready to get started, take the next step with Regain.


Strong women come in many different shapes, sizes, and personalities; these are just some qualities that a strong woman may have. Part of being strong is to love yourself and appreciate your unique qualities. 

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