Ladies, we live in a time when we are more empowered than ever to discover our true selves and to express our personality. So, when was the last time you took a step back and did some serious thinking about yourself, to find out who you really are at the bottom?
Often, we find ourselves trying to change our personality to meet the expectations of society, hiding the very whims that make us unique. However, experts agree that your quirks of personality can be the key to success rather than weakness.
As Alice G. Walton, Ph.D., wrote in an article for Forbes, “While personal growth and work on our faults are certainly beneficial, there are ways in which we should not be trying too hard to eliminate our quirks – rather, we must learn to coexist peacefully with them. What personality traits and quirks do you have that will help you stand out from others? What makes you “YOU”?
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Need some help to get started? Discover what your zodiac sign reveals about the kind of woman you are:
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
You are born with a fire and determination that drives you. These traits give you an incredible level of power, however, with great power comes great responsibility. By recognizing this, you resist the urge to use that power over others in many situations by choosing instead to maintain a low level of respect for those around you.
However, you also have an incredible temperament. If someone presses your buttons, pay attention! Your mood will take control, and no one wants to be on the side against you if he knows what is best for him.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
When you focus on something, nothing stops you. You know what you want and you are not afraid of getting your hands dirty and getting there. You are faithful to a fault and will move heaven and earth for those you love.
You love the luxury that life can offer, but you also recognize that nothing good is free. You work hard, but when the time comes, you also benefit from the rewards of your efforts. Get it, girl!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
You are the life of the party, instantly bringing a smile to the face of everyone in the room as soon as you enter. The combination of your magnetic personality, your amazing smile, and your “chat gift” means that everyone wants to be your friend.
You love it, after all, being surrounded by people is your “happy place”. Be careful though. Your desire to always have fun and make everyone smile can stop you from being serious when necessary. As much as you would like life to be just rainbows and puppies, it’s just not realistic.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
You live your life with your heart on your sleeve, so you are considered a woman so sensitive and compassionate. You are probably the “mother” of your group of friends, ensuring that everyone is cared for wherever you go.
This is a responsibility you do not take lightly because you want nothing more than the best for those you love. Just be sure to take the time to take care of yourself along the way. You can not pour into an empty cup.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
Powerful, confident and motivated, you know what you want in life and you will not let anyone or anything get in the way. As a natural leader, you’ll do whatever it takes to succeed in everything you do, and in doing so, inspire others around you to do the same.
You are happy to take center stage and provide guidance, but be careful not to go too far. After all, letting your ego take over can cause you a lot of trouble.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Whether you choose to see it as a strength or a weakness, you are an incredible perfectionist. You set extremely high expectations for yourself and for others, and you refuse to settle for less. This can be extremely stressful. After all, the fact that you set these expectations does not make it easy for you.
You really want the best for others, that’s why you keep them at such a high level and you will do everything in your power to try to help them succeed, even if you are injured in the process.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
You have established a life of balance and harmony, and your top priority is to make sure you keep it in spite of the chaos and confusion of the world around you. This includes not only your own life but also the life balance of those you meet along the way.
This is established by having a very high level of self-awareness, you know who you are and how you feel, and in doing so, you allow yourself to make smart and thoughtful decisions.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
There is no greater passion than that found in the heart of a Scorpio woman, but be careful. Your passion is your greatest driving force, but it can also blind you, making it your greatest weakness. When you love, you love hard, and you never give less than 110% of yourself.
You are incredibly honest, some may even say a mistake by telling your truth without apologizing. You are “too much” for some people, but rest assured, those who are supposed to be in your life will see the incredible heart you have.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
Very optimistic, you can find a silver lining in any situation, which is often an attraction for you like a moth for a flame. You refuse to live a mundane or boring life, seeking instead to find adventure and excitement in everything you do.
This can sometimes lead to impulsive or risky decisions, rushing forward without first considering the potential consequences. Make sure you take the time to step back and assess the situation before taking action.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
Refusing to be swayed by something as “stupid” as your emotions, you strive to make all the decisions in your life based on logic and facts. This has led you to be considered a highly logical and intellectual individual, qualities that your loved ones admire.
However, trying to ignore your emotions in this way can also be a weakness as it keeps you from getting close to the people you meet along the way. If you want to establish a real relationship, friendly or romantic, you must first allow yourself to be vulnerable as scary as it can be.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
You are a “character”, your uniqueness and your individuality make you stand out from the rest of the world. This is something that you consider extremely important, valuing the importance of being “you” in a world that tries to force you to comply.
This will give you the advantage in many situations, because you can see the world from a different angle, seeing solutions that others can ignore. At the same time, however, it can make other people’s connection to you incredibly different.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
A true dreamer, you have a vision of the beauty and majesty of the world, and you truly believe that we have the power to make this vision a reality if only everyone could open his heart and mind to the possibility. You are incredibly sensitive and easily hurt, which can sometimes be difficult in a world full of hatred and violence.
Just watching the news can really break your heart and make you tremble. Try to focus on the love and kindness that still exists around you, even if it’s hard to find at the moment. This will restore your faith in humanity and allow you to continue your efforts to make the world a better place.