An independent woman is one that can totally stand on her own and provide for herself, and chooses a partner because she wants to, not because she has to! If she is "needy" then she is not independent. Her need drives her dependency status and can be used against her.
A true indepenent women can take care of herself financially, physically, emotionally, and mentally. IF she chooses to have a partner in her life, it is because she wants one - not because she needs one. An independent woman can admit when she is wrong. She can admit her faults. She can learn from her mistakes. She will perservere through hard times. She will admit when she needs help - because EVERYONE needs help sometimes and she will understand that requiring a little help sometimes is not being needy.
She is independent in that she has her own car, her own place to live, her own means of financial support but if she is needy in love then in that area, she is co-dependent. To be truly independent means to be sustained by one's self. You may want a relationship and be alone but you are not lonely. You are content as a whole person within yourself. Everything else that happens in your life is like icing on the cake. I think all women should learn the art of independence to feel truly free.
Yes, independence is something you can earn with time.
A woman who doesn't need props from outside. She doesn't need another's approval to know herself. She just is. <br />
(Some acts of 'independence' are just a reaction to control - which ironically becomes another form of being control).
An ugly chick.
No she is a woman at that point. An independent woman is just that independent... meaning by her self. When she realizes that she has needs, and wants someone true then she becomes a woman.
There is no such thing as an "independent woman" or "man".... one can be resourceful but, humans require basic needs ie food, shelter, intimacy(includes communication). So, for food you will need to kill an animal or (if your a vegetarian) cultivate crops.... for shelter you would need to self-build your house with zero mortgage or rent payments.... for intimacy, well you get the picture. Even in this age of same sex marriage it STILL takes a man and a woman to produce a child. (I doubt anyone reads this).... Jahcee J.