But masculine masks aren’t the only masks that a woman can wear.
There is another kind of mask that can be even more damaging to both her and her relationships with other people.
What kind of mask is it?
A feminine mask.
Wearing a feminine mask… what is fake feminine?
The danger with wearing a feminine mask…with putting on ‘fake feminine’ is that in a lot of cases the women who are wearing them have no idea.
What’s worse is that they often believe that they are being feminine…sometimes even putting themselves forward as examples of femininity and what it can look like.
Not only is this confusing for them, but for others as well…it’s no wonder there’s so much confusion about femininity these days!
How can you identify fake feminine?
As with everything in life, the first step to being able to change anything is to be aware of it…so in today’s video I want to share with you more about what fake feminine is, and how you can identify it, both in yourself and others…
So how do we deal with fake feminine?
When it comes to fake feminine, there are two areas to look at…when we see it in ourselves and when we see it in others.
When it comes to ourselves, in many areas of life we’re taught to ‘fake it until we make it’…femininity is one of those areas where this doesn’t work. If we don’t feel it, if it doesn’t come authentically from the inside, it can end up as just another mask we put on over the top…and we just compound the challenges we have.
It’s better to begin with a teeny tiny amount of authentic femininity that you can nurture and grow, than put a huge feminine mask over the top of what’s already there, and just keep adding layers that aren’t being felt inside. So if you notice a little ‘fake feminine’ in yourself, take some time to find a little piece of authentic feminine inside (you can find out more about what authentic feminine involves here to find that initial spark), then take a little time each day to acknowledge it, nurture it and grow it.
…and as I said in the video, when it comes to other women who are displaying ‘fake feminine’ although it would be easy to judge and criticise them, the best approach is to be even more of your authentic feminine self around them.
Fake feminine often comes from a place of insecurity, fear or lack…most women who put on ‘fake feminine’ do so because they don’t have the courage to be authentic and vulnerable.
The more you can be authentic and vulnerable around them, the more you give them permission to do the same. The more you reach out with love and understanding, the safer they will feel to let go of their feminine mask and show their real self.