by Laura Cottingim

We each have both a masculine and feminine side, whether you are male or female. Typically, the feminine side is dominant in females and the masculine is dominant in males. Understanding the traits of each will help us to better understand the importance of honoring both within ourselves and others.

If you have a strong masculine side, you are in charge of your own life. You are internally controlled and self-confident. You tend to look people in the eye. You stand straight, and you usually command attention when you walk into a room, whether you say anything or not. However, you don’t feel it is necessary to show off.  

If you have a weak masculine side, you have a lot of doubts. You doubt yourself, your abilities, and your capability to do things. Things intimidate you, and you don’t move forward well. You are afraid to put yourself out there fearing you will fail. You often feel the need to show off your attributes and accomplishments.  

If you have a strong feminine side, you place a high value on others and are often giving and unselfish. You usually know what is good for people, and you like to help others get what they want out of life. You let people operate their own lives without interference. You are also willing to help by supporting, cooperating, and giving advice. People feel comfortable with you, because you give of who you are without pushing.  

If you have a weak feminine side, you place a low value on others. You tend to be selfish and greedy, and tend to keep yourself closed off from people. You are isolated because you don’t want to share of yourself or anything you have. You don’t take responsibility for yourself, but blame others for your problems. Balance Requires

Developing both Feminine and Masculine

It’s important to acknowledge that we each carry both weak and strong sides of each trait, and each has value. If one is more dominant than the other, we are left with a masculine/feminine imbalance. Having a balanced masculine/feminine builds common sense, which helps us figure out how to accomplish things and get more of what we want out of life. The ultimate value is knowing how to recognize and honor the good within ourselves and within others. This is what will give us balance.

Laura is a Life Coach
and Spiritual Healer. 

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