1. They admit their flaws.

No one is perfect. As much as we hear this, a lot of us do not take it to heart. Confident women not only admit their imperfections, they applaud them. They know where their strengths lie, where they can improve and when to fall back and let others take the lead. Trying to be perfect at everything is inefficient, and confident women are in tune with at concept. They love themselves for who they are — and for who they’re not.

2. They say no.

Some people may think this practice of saying 'no' is off-putting but in reality, it’s pretty respectful. Confident women don’t overcommit and they don’t make false promises. They just say no. Why? Because they’d rather state the truth and decline rather than say 'yes' in the moment and then have a 'Netflix and chill' later. And, they KNOW they don’t have time for everything. No one does. The difference is, burnout simply isn’t on a confident woman’s agenda, so she makes sure to commit to things she’ll actually enjoy instead of piling every little thing onto her calendar for the sake of other people.

FYI: Confident women do RSVP, because, well, not doing so would actually be so uncouth! :)

3. They listen.

While confident women trust their own judgment, they are also secure enough to listen to others’ opinions. They won’t necessarily like what they hear all the time, but they don’t throw a tantrum just because their boss didn’t like their PowerPoint. They know how to take constructive criticism, make the necessary adjustment and move on.

4. They’re open to love.

Regardless of how brutal or shameful one’s romantic past may be, the opportunity for love is not off limits. A failed relationship is not the end of the world. These women reflect on why it didn’t work out, and then search for a more compatible partner. Confident women don’t let their past hold them back. They know they are worthy of a great relationship, strong enough to survive if it doesn’t work out it wasn't meant to be.

5. They don’t conform.

Confident women don’t wear, say, listen to, do, or become anything they don’t believe in. They don't feel pressure by the desire to fit in. Confident women don’t mirror others to find what makes them happy — they are brave enough to look within.

6. They ask for help.

THIS IS SOOOO important. These women know trying to accomplish everything alone is virtually impossible. Self-assured women don’t feel threatened or belittled by seeking help from coaches, friends, family, etc.

7. They own their feelings.

No matter what the circumstance is, confident women strive to understand their emotions AND own up to them. Self-assured women take the opportunity to express themselves without blaming others, and confirm that they are understood. Then, they return the favor by listening to the other side.

Remember, you are the company you keep. May you surround yourself with confident ladies!

Article Content: Huffington Post - Edited.