Let’s face it – we live in a judgmental society when we are constantly being judged by the way we dress, talk, who we are dating, or what we do for a living. It seems that there are less and less free-spirited people who live by their own convictions and follow their heart and not bother with the lives of those around them.
These people who are not interested in what other people are doing or thinking about them are often perceived as intimidating. But, the truth is, they are exceptionally strong individuals who stand their ground. Their strong personality is seen for being rude or impolite, but these people are actually truly awesome. Why? Because…
1. They Are Frank
These people are sincere. They are not scared to say the truth and express their opinion. They always speak their mind regardless of who may get offended or upset at their words. They don’t know how to lie, and they believe that the truth, regardless of how bitter it is, is always better than a bunch of lies.
“You must study, to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage.” – Robert E. Lee
2. They Are Reliable
Their honesty goes hand in hand with their reliability. They are responsible, and they have their life together. Their promises are never weak: if they promise something, they will do everything to keep their promise.
“The most successful people I know are also the most reliable.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman
3. They Are Strong-Willed
Regardless of how hard and impossible a problem or a situation might look like, they never lose their faith. They have a strong mind and a strong will, and they believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to. They also put a lot of effort and energy into overcoming obstacles and difficulties because they want to succeed in life.
“Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.” – Kareena Kapoor Khan
4. They Are Open-Minded
These people are open to new possibilities and new experiences. They have an open mind and they are not afraid to take advantage of the opportunities that come their way. They are very determined and ambitious and that’s why probably most of people feel intimidated by them.
“Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” – Martha Stewart
5. They Are Non-Judgmental
They know that no one is perfect and therefore they never judge anyone. They also don’t tolerate anyone who is judgmental – they immediately cut ties with them.
“When you judge another, you do not define them; you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer
6. They Are Intolerant Of Drama
They cannot stand people who are negative and who always complain about something. They don’t allow drama in their life. They are focused on their growth and they don’t have time for anything negative.
“Difficulty is inevitable. Drama is a choice.” – Anita Renfroe
7. They Stand For Themselves
These people know how to stand up for themselves. They are always learning, growing, and bettering themselves. They respect other people’s opinions, but they also value their own and they won’t back off when they know they are right.
“Stand up for yourself. Never give anyone permission to abuse you.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
8. They Are Kind
They are never rude or impolite to others. Yes, they will tell you the truth and they will stand your ground, but they will never lose their temper. They are calm and kind because they are emotionally intelligent. This is a rare quality that not many people possess.
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean Jacques Rousseau