10 Qualities of a Good Woman to Keep an Eye Out For

A woman laughing and being happy, showing one of the qualities of a good woman.

“Because she chooses what she wants out of life, and she holds on to it when she gets it. When you are what she wants, she will give you her everything,”- James Michael Sama

A lot of men like to give the impression they don’t worry about relationships, finding the right person, or settling down the way women do; but this isn’t true at all. Men are looking to find the right person to spend the rest of their life with too, and it’s just as important to them—even if they don’t say it.

So how do you know you’re dating someone you could happily spend your life with in harmony? Here are 10 qualities of a good women that you should keep in mind.

1. She’s honest, and never apologizes for it.
We live in a world that doesn’t like truth. We’re not used to hearing it, so when we do it can often be a little shocking. A good woman will never lie to you or others, and will call things the way she sees them. That doesn’t mean she’s ignorant to people’s feelings though—she will always speak the truth in a loving way.

If ever you’re in doubt, you can count on her to be real with you.

2. She’s fiercely passionate.
It doesn’t matter what she’s doing—a project at work, cooking a meal, or volunteering with a local charity—she always gives everything her all, and you can feel it.

This is why she ends up succeeding at most things she takes on. She channels all of her emotional energy to add value to herself, and all of the people around her. When you’re with her, you can’t help but get excited about what she’s doing and want to be just as passionate about what you do. 

3. She encourages you.
A great woman will want you to share your dreams with her, and will be there by your side cheering you on the whole way. Even when you feel stuck or down, she’ll be there to pick you back up again and remind you why you’re doing it.

When you’re with her she makes you feel good, and will never try to put you down.

4. She’s loyal.
For any relationship to survive in the long run, you both need to be loyal to one another; and this can be hard to find these days when so many people are only thinking about themselves.

A great woman will never speak badly about you behind your back, and she’ll always act as if the two of you are on the same team, because you are.

5. She stands up for those who don’t have a voice.
Not only does she stand up and speak up for herself, but she does so for the little guy or girl who is too afraid to do it themselves. Even when she herself is afraid, she’ll always push past that fear and do what’s right. She despises bullies, and feels sad and responsible anytime she sees someone being taken advantage of or hurt.

She only uses her strength for good, and hates seeing other people use it for bad.

6. She keeps only positive, uplifting people in her life.
She’s come to know that it’s true you end up becoming the product of the people you spend the most time with; which is why she’s very careful about who she keeps close to her.

She’s a positive, optimistic person and has no time for negativity, gossiping, or drama. At the first sign of this, she knows that person isn’t for her, and she’ll keep her distance.

7. She takes responsibility for her own actions.
If something goes wrong on her watch, she won’t look to blame other people. She takes full responsibility for her life — the good and the bad and the ugly. If she makes a mistake, she’ll be the first person to hold her hands in the air and say so.

8. She inspires the people around her.
There’s something about her that you can’t quite put into words, but it’s as if a light shines wherever she goes that other people can’t help but notice. She inspires those around her, and she’s the kind of woman other women aspire to be like.

She holds herself to high standards, which is why she holds other people to the same, and can often feel let down as a result. But she’ll never lower the bar.

9. She knows how to have fun.
As much as she’s responsible and hard working, she also knows how to make fun of herself, and find something to smile about even when everything seems to be going wrong. She loves to play, and can often feel like sunshine on a rainy day.

10. She never settles for less than she deserves.
A great woman knows who she is and what she wants, and she will never settle for any less than this. She’s not interested in mediocre, and strives for extraordinary in every area of her life.

If you can meet her high standards, she’ll want you in her life forever.

Shani Jay

Bestselling Author and Empowerment Coach

Shani is a bestselling author, empowerment coach for women, and self-love advocate. She is the author of Bloom, The Babe Bible, Glow Getter, and Light Up Your Life; and her writing has been featured on many internationally recognized platforms including The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and Teen Vogue.

​In 2016 Shani founded The Glow Getter Tribe – a self-love & kindness movement which helps young girls & women worldwide feel happy, confident and beautiful starting from the inside, out.

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