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Cool It Now! The Pros and Cons of Being High Maintenance

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Cool It Now! The Pros and Cons of Being High Maintenance

Being high maintenance may be in style but every pro has a con. See how some women’s high maintenance attitude affects others.

Women are often expected to be “the perfect female.”

Don’t be too nosy. Be ready for sex anytime – day or night. Love video games. Have a perky butt. Be warm hearted. Smell nice. Be accommodating.

What we shouldn’t be is “high maintenance.” This is how many of us are labeled by today’s culture if and when we become emotional or “difficult.” If you are presumed to be “high maintenance,” men run from you and other women can only handle you in small doses.

But is being a so-called high maintenance female that bad? Does it just mean you have standards or are there some drawbacks to being a little taxing from time to time? Regardless of your reasoning, here are the pros and cons of being high maintenance.

The Pros

1. You never settle for less than you deserve.

​Believing you deserve the best because you’re worth it gives you a say in what makes you happy. Picky is good for you!

2. You’re never wishy washy when making decisions.

​Decisions come easy for you so you’re never stuck. You never waste time. Because you know what you want.

3. You are driven and successful.

​You have the drive to be on top and you have probably met or exceeded your professional goals.

The Cons

1. You are not easy to please.

​No one is jumping through hoops for you because you don’t let them. You’re so comfortable doing things on your own that you don’t let others in, and so they cannot please you.

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2. Drama ensues.

Feeding off drama gives high-maintenance women life. Either they perpetuate the drama in order to come out smelling like roses, or they are always freaking out over minor things. If it isn’t perfect enough for them, it is an inconvenience.

2. Material things reign supreme.

Labels mean status. And many high maintenance women put much emphasis on the material things that they possess. Often the material items they own is a direct link to how important they feel.

Whether you’ve been identified as high maintenance or not, you should relish in what makes you you. Besides, boys are the ones who whine about a high-maintenance female. It’s men who will celebrate it when it truly matters because the right man will put in the effort to make you happy and give you what you deserve. Still, being a strong, independent woman does not mean being dramatic or “difficult.” Let us keep succeeding and knowing what we are worth without the drama or attitude.

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A 23-year old out of Texan, Courtney enjoys day-dreaming about her plans to continue traveling and falling passionately in love. As an optimist, Courtney has decided to use her past heartbreaks and channel it positively into what she has always enjoyed doing most - writing!


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