“We must not wait for someone else to raise our voice. We should do it on our own. We must have faith in ourselves. Yes, we can pull it off. One day, all the girls will be powerful, and all the girls will go to school. And it is only through our struggle, when we raise our voices, that it is possible.” Malala Yousafzai’s

Are you a big mouth? Are you a feminist? Malala, unapologetic?

If that’s the case, congratulations, lady! You are the powerful force that keeps the world turning.

Here Are 27 Indicators That You Are An Alpha Female:

You know precisely what you want to accomplish today, this month, and in the next five years.

You genuinely believe that adversity makes you stronger. You don’t let life’s difficulties bring you down.

You are comfortable sharing your values, beliefs, and opinions, even personal ones.

You support, encourage, and promote other women. You realize you stand to gain nothing by watching them fail and everything by assisting them in succeeding.

You are not afraid of change. The prospect of a new challenge excites and energizes you.

When the reward is valuable to you, you are not afraid to take a risk.

You enjoy gaining knowledge from others. You recognize that you are not an expert on everything.

You frequently avoid relationships because you prefer the freedom and independence that comes with being single.

People, particularly other women, look to you as an example or role model.

You are sometimes criticized, scolded, or misunderstood for behaviors that would be praised if you were a man.

You are very conscientious about taking care of your body, mind, and soul. You engage in frequent projects to develop all three things, such as athletic training, immersion in new books and ideas, and service projects.

When you’re not sorry, you don’t apologize. It is important to you that you keep your word.

You dislike conforming to those around you. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else,” wrote alpha woman Judy Garland.

When given a group project, you are usually asked to be the leader.

You are the sole owner of your sexuality. You will not be forced to do something you do not want to do. You will not be judged for doing something you want to do. You dress and act in a way that makes you feel beautiful, at ease, and confident.

You don’t waste time pursuing people who don’t treat you with the respect and consideration you deserve. You’re well-known for having a low tolerance for such nonsense.

You have well-developed political opinions. You frequently engage in political action to advance causes that are important to you.

You have more determination and willpower than most people. On occasion, you may be accused of bulldozing others.

You don’t mind spending time by yourself. You appreciate and enjoy your own company.

You don’t act enviously. It’s not for you.

You’ve been accused of being obstinate. It’s extremely difficult to change your mind once you’ve made up your mind.

You feel that the spotlight is always on you, whether you ask for it or not.

In a new relationship, you are frequently the initiator. You’d instead pursue a romantic interest than wait for them to initiate contact. “Of course, I am not concerned about intimidating men,” alpha woman Chimamanda Adichie wrote. The type of man intimidated by me is the type of man I am not interested in.”

Obstacles are viewed as stepping stones rather than roadblocks by you.

You know how to get – and keep – the crowd’s attention, whether you’re giving a speech at an academic conference or telling a story at the company Christmas party.

You set very lofty goals for yourself and almost always achieve them. You genuinely believe you are capable of achieving anything.

Because of your deep love and respect for yourself, you find it easy to love and respect others.

“After hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough’ for all those years as a woman, almost overnight, I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough,’” declared alpha female Anna Quindlen. An alpha woman knows she is enough in the face of a world that tells her she isn’t, and she strives to be more. She realizes that she is the only one who has the power to define herself.