I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: 5 Things Alpha Females Do

“How does she do it?”

There are several images to come into play when talking about alpha females.

Screencap from Furious 7courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Screencap from Furious 7 courtesy of Columbia Pictures

They are the go-getter career women: breaking that glass ceiling, kicking ass in heels, and strongly delivering their roles. They are the devoted, nurturing mothers who are dedicated to their families and who make the challenging task of raising a family look like a walk in the park. They are the rebels with a cause, who strive for positive ideals and advocacies like environmentalism, health care, and education for all, among others.

To be perfectly clear, alpha females women do not hate men. They are the ones who continue shattering dated expectations on women and prove that one’s gender does not dictate one’s ability to succeed in life. So what do they all have in common? Read on.

1. Alpha females know what they want, and they go for it.

Alpha females get things done, period. They’re not afraid to ask for help when they need it, but they don’t entirely depend on another person to do their job, either. That’s because they know what they want–they already have a game plan in mind, and they know they have what it takes to make things happen.

Kill Bill distributed by Miramax

Screencap from Kill Bill courtesy of Miramax

2. They don’t apologize for who they are.

Alpha females know their strengths, but they certainly know they have their own weaknesses as well. What sets them apart is they continually work on improving themselves instead of turning a blind eye to their weaknesses. They are also not afraid to laugh at themselves, and they do not take themselves so seriously. A woman who is not afraid to show her true colors is definitely a source of inspiration.

Legally Blonde distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Screencap from Legally Blonde courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

3. They know how to treat themselves.

She may be watching her figure, but what’s an occasional cocktail after a hard day’s work? Alpha females work hard, so it makes sense that they also know how to play hard (or even harder) every once in a while.

Clueless distributed by Paramount Pictures

Screencap from Clueless courtesy of Paramount Pictures

4. They don’t make their decisions based on other people’s opinions.

An alpha female has a good head on her shoulders. She knows herself well enough to make her own decisions and she’s not afraid to take risks, either. She is sure that whatever path she decides to take, she knows she’ll be fine.

The Blind Side distributed by Warner Bros.

Screencap from The Blind Side courtesy of Warner Bros.

5. They’re not afraid to be on their own.

An alpha female values the importance of taking the time to recharge and to gather her thoughts. Whether she’s single or she’s in a relationship, she’s not afraid to spend some much needed R and R by her awesome self. After all, being alone does not equate to being lonely.

Basic Instinct distributed by TriStar Pictures

Screencap from Basic Instinct courtesy of TriStar Pictures

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