The only thing harder than being a woman is being a strong woman. This is a woman who can stand up for herself, deal with her own problems, doesn’t play the victim and still has a heart.

A strong woman will be assertive, and she knows how to earn respect because people can see her worth. These women don’t settle, either in their personal or professional lives. But one of their most defining features is their inability to suffer some personality traits patiently.

In particular, here are seven toxic behaviors a strong woman will never put up with.

1. Drama-Filled Life

If there is always drama in your life through complaints, playing the victim, or pretense, it is very unlikely that a strong woman will keep you around. These women stay away from any kind of negativity that will bring them down. They need to focus on the positive so that they can achieve their larger-than-life goals and protect their self-image and self-confidence.

2. Disrespect

A strong and confident woman who respects herself would never let anyone else show her disrespect. They give respect and they expect it back, even from romantic partners. They know that through respect, someone can tend to your needs and care about you in the right way.

3. Negativity

A strong woman knows very well that no one is perfect. That is why they have no problem with people being imperfect. However, when you focus entirely on the bad things about life, then they will avoid you, and for one undeniable reason – such a negative attitude can rub off on them and deter them from achieving their goals. Negativity can be very damaging and if you cannot avoid it, then you risk losing the energy you need to go after various goals in your life.

4. Emotional Abuse

While you can see the marks of physical abuse on the victim’s body, emotional abuse does not manifest itself superficially. Emotional abuse happens when someone uses manipulative comments and other subtle ways of controlling the other person. But a strong woman will stand for none of that. If you don’t treat her right, she will just walk. She will not let anyone put her sense of self-worth at risk.

5. Belittlement

A strong woman is very realistic. She understands her worth, and can also take constructive criticism. These women are not all about feeling or being perceived as better than anyone else. But they will not take being belittled either. A strong woman will therefore not welcome people who undermine her and try to make her defend her worth or her opinions.

6. Restrictions

A strong woman is, first of all, a free spirit, and she will not let anyone or anything change that. So, when you try to tie her down and limit her chances, she will just call it quits and leave. In fact, these women cannot “tolerate feeling restricted.” So, even if you inadvertently get in their way, they will see leaving as the best option.

7. Excessive Fear

Strong women don’t lead fearful lives, and they will often hold on despite the overwhelming challenges facing them. So, if you are often fearful, then a strong woman will have a very good reason to stop making your part of her life. These women are not afraid of failure, as they see a chance to grow out of such experiences.

If these are qualities that describe you, then know that you are a strong woman. You are the ideal combination of beauty, confidence, and strength. Most people envy you because you know what you want in life and you are not afraid to go after it.