15 Qualities Men Respect In A Woman

There are a lot of reasons that certain women seem to attract men as if they were carrying around a high powered magnet at all times. They know what qualities are most sought after and they rock them every chance they get! Yes, sometimes, beauty will be all that is needed to bring in a guy but that doesn’t mean he will respect you even a little bit. The good news for those of us who may not have been born with all of these desirable traits is that we can work on our imperfections by becoming the best self we can be and we will also attract the right kind of guys who seek out these respectable qualities. Be sure to check out this list of qualities men respect in a woman to see if you are putting your best self forward and find out what qualities you can improve.

15 Patience

Having patience is one of those qualities that will get you much further in life if you can embody it fully. There are many times in life that having patience will help you through without making your life more complicated so this is a great place to start when working on developing qualities that men respect. One reason men appreciate this quality especially in a relationship is because they know an argument or disagreement is going to occur eventually. Having patience is a great quality when trying to get to the bottom of an issue, someone who refuses to hear both sides and calm down makes it very hard to get to the bottom of things. Patience is also a desirable quality in a long-term relationship because everyone learns as they go along and men respect a woman who is willing to be patient while seeing the relationship through, despite its ups and downs.

14 Honesty

Nobody likes a liar, so it isn’t such a surprise that men would respect honesty as a quality in women. Keeping things honest and real is a good way to start a relationship on the right path and it makes both partners feel more secure. Having both partners be completely honest with each other at all times is a very important factor for the longevity of your relationship. Sometimes being honest is much harder to do than telling little white lies that seem so easy and insignificant but staying true to your real feelings is the only way to go. Sometimes being honest will be hard and it may even hurt someone's feelings but it is much easier than having to constantly spin a web of lies trying to protect your original lie. It is a never-ending cycle of lies that spin out of control and eventually get found out so keeping it honest is the best way to keep the respect of your guy.

13 Spontaneity

Everybody likes a little bit of adventure at some point in their lives. Guys really enjoy this quality because it allows them to be themselves and not worry about scaring you off with some pretty intense ideas they may have for fun. You don’t have to necessarily jump out of a plane to prove you are spontaneous because there are a lot of different ways to embody this quality. From the very simple ways like heading out for dinner even though you had plans to cook at home to the more extreme like heading out for an unplanned, spontaneous getaway with your guy. This is a great quality in the eyes of your guy because they know that their suggestions won’t be met with resistance constantly. You don’t necessarily have to be down for anything at any time but being up for last minute fun is always appreciated by men.

12 Confidence

A lot of guys respect confidence in a woman because it implies many things that are very attractive to them. If a woman is confident they are less likely to be jealous of every other girl in the room and that means less drama for your guy to deal with. This tells them that they may not have to worry about being accused of looking at another woman and having to defend themselves in those uncomfortable situations, which ruins an evening. It also sends the signal that you are not ashamed of your body and won’t be asking him how you look a million times a day. This could also lead them to believe that you are really comfortable in your own skin and refuse to be ashamed even in the bedroom. Confident people tend to have more fun as they are not always worried about what everyone else in the room is thinking about what they are doing.

11 Discipline

There are many different ways discipline comes in handy as a character trait in a person. A guy that is really into fitness would be most likely attracted to and respect someone who is disciplined in the way they eat, workout, and train their body. Discipline can also come in handy when going out to a party and knowing when it is time to stop the drinking. Instead of continuing to party when it is obvious to everyone that you have had too many drinks and cannot control yourself anymore, you quit long before it ever gets to that point. Guys don’t want to have to babysit you instead of enjoying their own night so if you are disciplined enough to know your own limit, guys will respect that quality. Knowing your own limits in life and working hard towards your own goals are a true sign of discipline and this is a quality that every guy can respect.

10 Chill

Life can be pretty unpredictable and things can come up at any given time to really change your plans. The last thing a guy wants after having his fun plans canceled due to something coming up is to deal with complaining from someone who is just wound way too tight. Nothing is perfect and things will undoubtedly happen that weren’t planned constantly throughout our lives so getting bent out of shape over it is just pointless. Being easy-going is not just a respectable quality but it makes you easier to be around. When your guy has something he is holding back because he is afraid of your reaction, being more chilled will prevent him from keeping things from you in the future. One way of becoming more easy-going is when your date gets cancelled or the store is out of your favorite ice cream, breathe deeply and take it in your stride.

9 Complimentary

One of the most unattractive traits in a person is being rude all of the time for no reason at all. Nobody wants to be around people like that although we are all guilty of being rude at one point or another during our lifetime. Working on being a better person and avoiding being rude at all costs is a great investment your relationship and your life. A great way to get out of the rude habits you may already have is to be more complimentary to everyone around you. Go out of your way to let the waitress know that you love her nail polish or be sure to tell your guy friend that his Facebook post made you laugh so hard milk spilled from your nose. You will not get bad feedback for being over-complimentary so keep at it and see how good it feels, eventually it will become a habit as well as a part of your personality and you will no doubt be happier because of it.

8 Politeness

Manners are almost obsolete these days especially with the new ways of communication that we all take part in. It’s very rare to even have a conversation face to face with people anymore let alone meaningful human interaction. People have become so dependent on a quick text or liking a post as their way to communicate that we forget the little polite niceties that can really make someone's day. It’s so rare now to hear people say thanks or hold the door open for a stranger and that is why this quality is respected by men, they hardly ever see it anymore. So the next time you head out into the world, offer a few pleasantries to the people you encounter and spread the love to everyone you meet. This may even become contagious to everyone around you and before you know it you will be omitting positive energy while bringing back positivity to yourself tenfold!

7 Gratitude

No matter what kind of hand you have been dealt in life it’s very unattractive to play the victim. Nobody is buying it no matter what you are dealing with. You need to see things from a different perspective and try to see the positives instead of only seeing the negatives. This can be really hard when you are going through a rough time in life but it can only help to put a positive spin on your situation as well as being grateful for the things that are actually going right for you. Being grateful for everything will open you up to bring in more of the positive and help you avoid the negative aspects of focusing on the bad. Guys like to see this quality in a woman because they don’t want their attempts to make you happy go unnoticed. Someone who is truly grateful will appreciate others who try to bring joy into their lives.

6 Selflessness

Everyone can use a little bit of time out from their own situation to really see what others go through on a daily basis. Spend some time getting out of your own head and thinking about how what you do can affect others. Even if you haven’t been blessed with an unbelievable fortune in this lifetime that isn’t an excuse not to help others out when you can. If you aren’t quite the type to head to your local soup kitchen and serve food to those in need you can start in other ways on your journey to becoming more selfless. Start thinking of other people's needs before your own and maybe even make a few sacrifices for the cause. Getting a new perspective on the situation can help you to find how you will be able to be more selfless. Offer to help your friends or family in ways that you can see they are struggling and ask them how you can be of service in your own circle. This is a great first step at becoming a more selfless person.

5 Positivity

Whenever you are around a positive person it always makes everything seem that much better. Even in the worst situations someone else's positivity can rub off on you and help you to forget anything that is bringing you down. Be that person in your own circle and help others see past their own problems by bringing positivity into their lives and letting them enjoy the good vibes you are bringing to the table. Guys enjoy a woman who can be happy in every situation and not make things worse by constantly complaining about whatever terrible circumstances they find themselves in. Try to see things from the perspective of "it could be worse" and before you know it you will start to appreciate everything that comes into your life as well as seeing things in a more positive way. Taking small steps towards being a more positive person will soon turn into a habit and you will be happier for it.

4 Flexibility

Setting plans and trying to tie up every last detail to prevent things from going in a different direction isn’t always foolproof. Things happen all of the time that we didn’t plan and even with lots of preparation to avoid unforeseen circumstances that may pop up, things don’t always work out. Being as flexible as possible for those times when something unforeseen does come up is a very respectable quality in a woman. Men like flexibility in a woman so the next time your guy backs out of a date or changes plans at the last second try to roll with it without throwing a big fit. Try to be more flexible with the little things and not only will he respect you for your behavior but it will help you not feel so disappointed when things don’t go your way. It’s never a bad thing to be able to change plans at the drop of a hat, you may stumble upon more fun experiences that you would have missed out on in the past because you weren’t open to it.

3 Strong Communication Skills

In every relationship, communication is key. Having the ability to let your partner know what you want and being able to paint a picture with your words to make what you need out of your relationship more clear is a very respectable quality. Not only do you have to know what you want out of your relationship but you have to be able to communicate it to your partner. That really is the first step in changing your relationship for the better so if your relationship is lacking good communication then you can’t be upset with your partner because he doesn’t know what you want. Once you figure out what it is that you want out of your relationship you then can work on communicating it to your partner. Working on this one quality can be the difference between a healthy relationship and one that is headed for failure fast!

2 Open Mindedness

Everyone has different views and opinions on what the world is supposed to be like or who they want to surround themselves with and sometimes your views will differ from those of your circle of friends or your guy. It’s alright to have a different opinion even if you feel strongly about it but being able to hear other people's views and actually try to see things from their perspective is where having an open mind is most important. Guys like to hear different views from their friends and partners as well, not fitting into the typical mold while being able to hear his views is a very respectable quality. Having your own opinions is very important and not something you should just drop because a guy you like doesn’t agree with you, but you need to be more open minded so you can hear everyone's point of view even if it is far from what you actually believe in.

1 Good Listener

Everyone likes to bounce ideas off of another person or have that one friend that they can be themselves with while telling them every single thing that comes to their mind. Take a break from talking about yourself non-stop and let him get a few words in. Try to let him speak first whenever you get together and approach the situation by asking him questions about his day before bombarding him with your own day's events. Even guys that don’t typically come off as those who like to talk much about themselves can appreciate a good listener. Once they know that you are the one to come to when they need to get some things off of their chest, you won't be able to get rid of them. Being that girl that listens to all of his problems is a great way to start a relationship with lots of sharing and honesty.

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