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There are many ways to determine if you are, in fact, an Alpha Female. While some of the descriptors seem inherently negative, there are many, many positive aspects to the Alpha Female personality.

For example, she is strong and charismatic. People tend to really enjoy her company and know that they are in good hands when she’s involved in a project because she will lead it to success. The Alpha Female is often the center of attention with a gregarious personality, and her tenacity and perseverance are pretty much unrivaled. She is a visionary and is great at mustering her courage when needed. She is precisely the kind of outstanding employee, volunteer, family member, and leader that others hope for.

These are all great things, but there are down sides to being an Alpha Female. She continually measures herself according to someone else’s ruler. She strives to gain external confirmation of her success, often becoming a work-aholic with unrealistic expectations for herself. And, when those impossible expectations aren’t met, she becomes highly critical of herself. She tends to be overloaded in nearly every facet of her life, choosing to do so in order to feel like she is capable enough. But, there is a catch. No matter how hard we work or how many accomplishments and checks on the checklist we make, it will never be enough.

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