Awareness

11 Signs You’re Assertive AF

Women who take charge of their lives and refuse to be disrespected often get a bad rap, but they know life is better when you speak up for yourself. Most women are not born with this strength; it takes time to get to a point where we’re confident enough to be assertive and just an all-around badass.

1. “Bitch!”
You’ve been called a bitch, often – and you don’t give a shit. Even in 2018, some people are surprised when a woman stands up for herself. They feel like their authority has been challenged and will often call the woman being assertive and standing her ground a bitch. This term being lopped at you doesn’t stop you from speaking up for yourself.

2. You’re confident AF.
When you’re confident about what you’re saying, people tend to listen to what you have to say. Unfortunately, some people see your confidence as being bitchy or full of yourself. This does not bother you. You know what you need and refuse to apologize for voicing your desires or concerns.

3. Double standards don’t stop you.
You know that if a man acted in the same way, he’d be applauded. Men standing up for themselves are seen as manly and expected, women are seen as bitchy and not staying in their lane. You don’t care what you’re called as long as you get the results you desire. You are not deterred by this double standard.

4. You are not afraid to make someone uncomfortable.