15 Signs You’re A Badass Who Takes No Crap From Guys

Life is too short to tolerate douchebags, players, and toxic men. There are a lot of women these days who are standing up strong and refusing to put up with guys who treat them poorly. This is how you know you’re one of them:

  1. You’re single. Just kidding—sort of, at least. You don’t have to be single to be a badass because you may have found an awesome guy who treats you really well. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that you ARE single because there are a lot of men out there who can’t stand to be called out on their BS.
  2. You buy your own things. You know that your independence is valuable. You’d so much rather pay your bills yourself than be beholden to some man who ends up holding it over your head. If you don’t take anything from him, he can’t claim you owe him anything and you’re free to walk away at any time.
  3. You don’t care what guys think of you. Their opinions hold no sway over you. You know your worth and you would never let some insecure man drag you down because he knows he’s not as strong as you are. You’re going to do you, no matter what any guy says or does. You know that a decent dude would value who you are.
  4. You easily dismiss douchebags. They’re a non-issue in your life because you have nothing to do with them, ever. You know better. It drives them crazy because you’re impervious to their supposed charms and you never fall for their stupid games. They don’t know what to do with you because you won’t let them do anything at all.
  5. You call men out on their BS. Nothing makes a guy more uncomfortable than a woman who calls him out when he’s being a jerk. It’s easy enough, right? If they don’t want to be confronted, they shouldn’t act like jerks. Strangely enough, not many men seem to be capable of consistently decent behavior.
  6. You’re completely confident in who you are. You know yourself better than anyone and you’re going to do what’s right for you. If a guy doesn’t like that, too bad. It’s not his decision, it’s yours. You control your life and you know what you want—and nothing scares a weak man more.
  7. You ignore any guy who tries to take you down. It’s almost hilarious to you when a guy tries to undermine your confidence and self-worth. It would be funny if it wasn’t so rude, disrespectful, and annoying. You hardly bother to confront them about it—you have better things to do with your time.
  8. You laugh at the men who try to fool you. You’ve seen it all before and you’re not one to be hoodwinked by some petty dude’s attempts to pull one over on you. You’re so much better than that and you know it. It drives them crazy because you’re always walking away with a smile on your face and you don’t look back.
  9. You never waste your time on guys who don’t deserve it. It takes a truly wonderful man to warrant you sticking around. You know that you should have everything you want in a partner. You can tell early on when a guy isn’t what you want or need, and you don’t spend a second longer on him than you should.
  10. You always prioritize your friends over men. You have your act together—you know that it’s your girls (and guys) who are always there for you, not the men you date. You’ve had enough bad romantic experiences that you will always choose friends over lovers. If a man can’t handle it, you know for sure he’s the wrong dude.
  11. You know no man is worth losing sight of your goals. You have a lot that you want to accomplish in this lifetime. It would be nice to find a long-term partner but you won’t die of unhappiness if you don’t. You’re more likely to be disappointed if you don’t achieve personal satisfaction than if you don’t find a man.
  12. You get called “strong” and “intimidating” a LOT. You’re over it—you know that you’re a strong woman and you’re sick of men who can’t handle it. What’s so intimidating about being a confident individual? That should be a quality a guy is looking for in a lady. If he’s not, you’re not even giving him the time of day.
  13. You don’t date most guys for long – you can tell they aren’t worth it. It’s the simple truth. You figure out pretty early on if a man is worth your attention and affection. Most of the time, no matter how promising, things just don’t pan out. It’s life, and you have one to live – so you move on.
  14. You don’t even engage with damaged men. You can see the issues from a mile away. You know how to spot them because you’ve been through the fire yourself but you came out on the other side stronger than ever. You have no tolerance for men who won’t evolve, grow, and fix their flaws. You’re not interested in saving them.
  15. You know that the men who get defensive with you are insecure. The easiest way to figure out which men aren’t worth your time is simply to be yourself, sit back, and observe. They’ll crumble pretty quickly in the face of your quiet confidence. They can’t handle you because they don’t feel like they’re man enough for you—and that’s not in any way your problem.
A former actress who has always loved the art of the written word, Amy is excited to be here sharing her stories! She just completed her first novel, and is also a contributor for Elite Daily, Dirty & Thirty, and Thought Catalog. Amy is the founder of What If Journey and can be found on Twitter @amyhorton18. You can also visit her website at amyhorton.net.