I Am Strong Willed

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    And Stubborn As Can Be

     ive recently in the last yr ..  became completely independent where as before ...  i was completely  co dependent .. my new case manager described it as being detached .. and  i  need to find a happy medium between the two but ya know what i like...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 14, 2007


    One of my favorite lines from Ann Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy (Or anywhere, for that matter!):"Stubbornness is a much maligned quality!"And that says it all, I think :)
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Nov 23, 2011

    I Am Strong Willed

    But probably in all the wrong ways. stubborn, obsinate, clingy, obsessive, arrogant. Sometimes I hate myself I'll bludgeon in and say all the wrong things because I won't read other people and be too determined to say what I want on the basis that it is true and relevant. These...
    Pa1nsMcmurdo Pa1nsMcmurdo
    41-45, M
    Dec 8, 2012


    I am not strong willed by nature. But I try thinking I am strong willed and it works magic for me!!
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1
    22-25, F
    Oct 27, 2008

    Not So Much Stubborn..

    I may be mistaken, but from my point of view most people believe strong willed people are more stubborn than anything. But thats not necessarily true... Just because someone believes in something strongly, doesn't really make them stubborn.. More like setting their mind on...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 21, 2012

    ...and That Is Putting It Politely!!!

    Calling someone strong-willed is just a nice way of saying that they are stubborn as a rock.  Even that is one of the nicer things that has been said about me!  My BF has informed me on more than one occasion that a constipated mule is more tractable!!!  So, yes, I...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2007

    I Was Born In the Bathroom...

    I've been strong willed basically since before I was born. I was two weeks past my due date when I decided I wanted to come out. Immediately. I was born in the bathroom. Since then, I've only become more obstinate. As a small child, I disregarded consequences with a fiery...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    Dec 31, 2007

    Thats Me

    My life has molded me into a Strong willed person. Being strong willed has allowed me to get through things that others said were impossible.. I'm very stubborn and set in my ways. You can even ask my husband. Lols Poor sod. I love him to bits and he lets me be me. Once I get my...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04
    2 Responses May 24, 2008

    I don't think I can personify this more

    than right now so here it goes. 2 months ago my house at university was broken into with all my valuables, including a laptop with all my work on, were taken. In my successful attempts to get them to leave me female housemates alone I was also beaten onto the ground before...
    TheMagicMan66 TheMagicMan66
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014

    Pit Bull

    My husband has always said that I'm like a pit bull: once I find something I like, an idea, a person, a hobby, or something that I believe in, I grab on and don't let go.  He's exactly right. It's a good trait to have if the idea or belief is a healthy one, but having...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    My Force

    I'm not a people person, though, when I'm in a group, I'm pretty cool on what we do, where we go,  I'm okay to try new things, etc... until it touches me. If I say no, I have good reasons for it. As if it's a choice for my life or myself, I think I'm at the better place to...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 12, 2008

    Will of Steel

    I absolutley refuse to let this life kick me anymore!!! I am 24 and have not broken yet,mabe a little cracked, and I will not let myself break. This is how I plan to live for the rest of my life, by this motto (except age- which will change) to keep myself going.
    Rayne Rayne
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 1, 2007

    No Matter What

    no matter how far i seem tobreak, no matter how much you may try to hurt me, and no matter who hurts me, no matter how bad it seems to get for me, no matter how close to death i get. i will always come out stronger, i will always win. nothing can stop me, not now, not ever. i...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive
    22-25, M
    Apr 4, 2011


    I've lost over a hundred and twenty pounds,stopped biting my nails and started some healthy habits (Flossing amongst others.)All within one year through willpower.
    rpm2004 rpm2004
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2007

    WTF EP?

    I have always had a strong will, this is how I see myself. If I want to do something, I am willing to give all the efforts, willing to bear SO MUCH to reach my goals, I admire that in myself and nothing is wrong about acknowledging and admiring the good things about ourselves so...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2013


    I am strong. I am a strong woman who can handle whatever life chooses to throw at her. I don't need a knight in shining armor to rescue me from the world. I don't need a dominant force in my life to make all my decisions for me. I am neither your little girl, nor am I your doll...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2010


    I am stubborn but am also able to let it go . However when i make my mind up to something , you have hit a brick wall! It really depends on how passionate i am on the issue at hand!
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    Jan 5, 2008

    I Don't Want to Say I'm Bossy

    But... maybe I am a little bossy... just a LITTLE! =p I've always been strong-willed, about most things in life and I seem to never give up on anything easily. Which can be a good thing, most times. :-D But there is an downside too... I must not be too strong-willed...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 9, 2009

    I Will Not Give Up

    I raise my head and wipe my tears i hate the way they make me feel the insults the bruises all of the hating. I will not let it get to me anymore. I am better than them and i wont carry on like this. I hold my head high and smile as i walk by. I will not let them take my pride...
    ash12ash12 ash12ash12
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2013
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