The phrase “alpha woman” often brings the image of a powerful, strapping woman to mind. However, you might not spot this confident woman as easily as you think. The easiest way to locate an alpha woman is in a room full of other women. There are a number of ways to spot an alpha woman. So read on to learn more. Then, you can learn to pick her out of the crowd.

7 Ways An Alpha Woman Stands Out From Other Women

Look for these telltale signs:

1. An Alpha Woman Exudes Natural Confidence

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An alpha woman has a natural sense of confidence. In fact, it is this sense of confidence that causes people to follow her everywhere that she goes. Her confidence is well-earned and never crosses the boundary into bravado or cockiness. She is confident because of her ability to get the job done properly. Of course, this also attracts positivity.

A naturally confident alpha woman is never abrasive or loud, and her ability to conduct herself in such a manner leads to increased respect from her friends and peers. When confidence is derived from a natural skill level, it is genuine, and skilled observers can always tell the difference.

2. Her Actions Appear Effortless

It takes a great deal of practice and hard work to make actions appear effortless, and this is a dichotomy that the alpha woman knows all too well. By seeming to have it all together at all times, she inspires loyalty in her underlings, as they are impressed by her innate ability to remain on point when women around her are falling apart.

She allows life’s natural ebbs and flows to guide her decisions instead of trying to force things to happen. She’s acutely aware of the fact that nothing works when it is forced and remains balanced in her decision-making. An alpha woman knows when to make that extra push and also knows how to fall back, giving life a chance to unfold as it should.

3. An Alpha Woman Tells It Like It Is

Those who tell it like it is are always able to stand out among the crowd, and an alpha woman is certainly no different. People are drawn to her since they know that she will always tell the truth and that she has zero interest in sugarcoating the reality of a situation to avoid hurting feelings.

An alpha woman with a habit of telling harsh truths may not always be endearing, but she is certainly well-respected. Other people can see her honesty and they develop a strong level of admiration for her blunt and genuine nature.

4. The Ability To Utilize Constructive Criticism

Alpha women are never afraid to hear the truth about themselves, and no matter how much they have achieved, they are still willing to continue to try and improve. If she’s the type that dishes out criticism, she also has zero problems accepting it in return. Thus, her personality makes her much different than a beta female.

If positive criticism comes her way, she has the ability to internalize it and learn more from it, whereas other women may become defensive and standoffish in these types of scenarios. Her willingness to absorb criticism and her ability to differentiate between negative and positive critiques is crucial to her continued success.


5. Never Competes With Other Women

The alpha woman is not styled by anyone other than herself. Indeed, she knows what works for her and what does not. She does not become swept up in other people’s expectations of her and is supremely comfortable in her own skin. Insecurity only serves to feed into the judgment of the world around her, and she’s never driven to compete with other women.

Watching the success of other women who are better looking or closer to their goals can cause the average woman to feel less than confident, but the alpha woman has no such issues. She looks into the mirror every morning with the awareness that she is her only competition.

6. An Alpha Woman Is Emotionally Intelligent

Knowing how to read situations and people is an essential part of being an alpha woman, and they have the experience to know when a situation, business deal or personal relationship benefits them. More importantly, they know how to identify and back away from a potentially harmful relationship.

She draws on her reservoir of emotional knowledge and never places herself in a predicament that she can’t get out of, either professional or personal. Having the foresight to walk away from relationships before they take a turn for the worse saves her a great deal of time and stress.

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7. Work/Life Balance

Indeed, there are a number of women who struggle with the concept of balancing their work life with their personal affairs. However, this is a mere walk in the park for the alpha woman. She knows just how important it is to maintain this balance and never loses sight of its importance.

Alpha women can discern when it is time for work and when it is time for play. She can read her own emotions. So when she needs a break, she grants herself the opportunity to take one with zero guilt. Conversely, she also senses when it is time to put the pedal to the medal and make a concerted push toward her career objectives.

As you can see, an alpha woman’s traits do not always immediately announce themselves. But those who wish to find one and know how to look now can discern an alpha from a beta and can do so with relative ease.