6 Traits Of A Supportive Woman:

Credit: Getty ImagesI took the time to look up this old saying…. unfortunately, I was not able to find a definite origin. However, the point is that a supportive partner can make a world of difference in your life. Rather than stand behind you, they stand next to you, as your equal.

If you are a man with the “potential of greatness”, by my definition you will never reach your ultimate potential without achieving some pivotal points in your life and having a great woman in your life is at the top of the list.

Let me first say, that not all women will see the potential of greatness in the man they love. So how will you know that she is the one? 

 Genesis: 2:23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh;

It takes a special woman, to see that in the her man, but if she is “the one” she will be able to identify things in you that you don’t even see in yourself. She will nurture and support your dreams and help you manifest them.

“Potential of greatness in a man”,  is in reality, your ability to take on your own dreams and desires and be highly successful at it. It’s not that, you will not be succesful at life or that you have not have not already achieved a level of success that you desired to have on your own.

“The difference is the being able to spiritually manifest all that the universe has for you.” and this can only be done with the right partner.


Sometimes it can be a little tricky to identify the “right one”.

The wrong one, will support your dreams as long as you believe and benefit from your own strength. The funny thing is, when you stop believing they stop believing.

But the “right one” will give you strength and desire to want more than even you could imagine.


Greatness is not money, influence or the type of car you drive. It can be all of that, of course, but “greatness” is about so much more.

It is about depth of personality, strength of conviction, confidence, compassion, and courage.

A great man commands instant respect and admiration. He has friends who go to battle for and rely on him, family members who are proud of him and work associates who like to be around him. But most of all, he has a strong and stable woman by his side to support him.

Do you have that in your relationship? Does she lift you up when you need it and provide constructive criticism to make you a better man? Better yet, does she make you strive to be a better man? If there is a shred of doubt in your mind, read on for some key traits to look out for in a mate.

1- She’s fiercely loyal

A supportive partner is on your side no matter what, ready to go to war with you and take on whatever obstacle life presents. She is a fighter and a faithful sidekick, through thick and thin.

Trust and mutual respect are fantastic and intrinsic in a solid relationship but at the end of the day, you want a loyal woman. Not just from a monogamy standpoint (this is a non-negotiable) but also from a broad perspective that encompasses small everyday occurrences and major events. A woman to stand by your side for life.

She gives you a run for your honey…honey

2- She challenges you

My point here is to find a partner who challenges you to progress all the time. Couples who have many years behind them and a slew of experiences tend to become complacent. As a result, they get lazy and neglect to develop. But everyone must develop in order to improve. You want a woman who is not afraid to push you: to stay fit, to eat well, to work hard at your job, and in general, go out there and get what you deserve out of life.

Now by push, I do not mean nag. I mean challenge. Of course, if you have no ongoing inclination to change for the better, you may not be able to tell the difference. But what other trait better demonstrates real love?

ass up

3- She inspires you

Now, if your woman serves as an inspiration to you, then you have a great partner by your side. She can inspire by her example or by her word, but overall, she motivates you to get better.

Hand in hand with her capacity to challenge you, her inspiration factor is essential to sustain and develop your love. When all else fails, this will bail you out of bad times and relationship stagnation.

Physical attraction is what gets you first, but over time, you need a woman who can make you think and reflect on a deeper level. This is what inspiration is all about. When you have it, you change for the better and develop wisdom you thought you never had.

4- She grounds you

Every man needs to keep his ego in check. Pride gone awry, or hubris, can lead to a precipitous downfall. You may have a humble nature or the inner character to stay modest, but a strong partner is a great support mechanism to ground you in reality when the situation calls for it.

man-hurt.jpg  The ideal is that she props you up when you least expect and takes you down a peg when your head swells to the size of a watermelon. You know she loves and admires you but at the same time, you never want to rest on your laurels.

5- She sacrifices for you

A powerful indicator of whether she can be that great women by your side, is her zeal to sacrifice for you and the relationship. What has she put aside to advance the two of you as a couple and a team?

Without your interference, has she made a move on her own to forego an opportunity for her career or to travel in order to be by your side?

Never expect her to do so but keep tabs of when she has put you first.

This is an important component of commitment. When she drops her obligations and rushes to be with you in your hour of need (or not), be grateful.

6- She loves & cares for you

Love is not a descriptive word. Think about it. What does love entail? Real love encompasses every point in this article. So I include it with “cares for you” out of common convention, since we tend to equate the two terms.

Men need love too and you become better when you have a woman in your life who loves you at the end of a hard day or when you feel lousy.

There is no elegant way to phrase it: at times, life can suck really bad. When it does, there is no remedy like the tender touch of a good woman. Strike that.

A great woman.

So if you have a great woman by your side, congratulations, you are enjoying a wonderful sweet life. If the opposite is the case, go out and get whom you deserve. And remember that in order for the relationship equation to balance, you have to execute every condition laid out above for her as well.

Sorry men, but love is a two-way street. 


Enjoy The Journey !


“Behind every great man is a great woman”.