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Entitlement means believing you deserve certain things without really earning them.

Every day, we meet different women with different personalities. Some are kind, some are quiet, and some are funny. But sometimes, we meet those who act like the world owes them something. 

These women think they are special and deserve more than others, even without working for it. This behavior is what we call “entitlement.”

Entitlement can be like a small seed. It starts tiny, but over time, if it’s fed, it can grow big and affect how someone behaves with others. 

Entitled women often believe that they should be treated better or get more things, even if they don’t put in the effort. They may think that rules don’t apply to them or that they are always right.

Now, it’s essential to understand that everyone (men and women), at one point or another, might feel they deserve something. 

Maybe after working hard on a project, you feel you should be praised. Or after helping a friend, you feel they should thank you. These feelings are normal. 

But when someone always feels this way, without a good reason, that’s a sign of entitlement.

In this article, we will explore 10 signs of an entitlement in a woman. We’ll look at how they might act, speak, or think differently from others.

(Needless to say, it’s a trait possessed by both men and women. But for the sake of this article, we’ll discuss entitlement in relation to women).

1. Consistently Prioritizing Her Needs Over Others

One major trait of an entitled woman is that she prioritizes her needs and desires over others. It’s one thing to have moments of self-centeredness (after all, everyone has them), but a perpetual pattern indicates entitlement. 

Such a woman doesn’t just advocate for her needs; she expects them to be met at the expense of others.

Often, this behavior is justified in her mind. She might believe that her needs are inherently more important or urgent than others’. 

Over time, people around her may feel overshadowed or disregarded, as the focus always returns to her.

Self-care and self-advocacy aren’t signs of entitlement. It’s the consistent disregard for others and the expectation of special treatment that raises red flags.

2. A Lack of Gratitude or Acknowledgment

A Lack of Gratitude or Acknowledgment

A significant marker of entitlement is a consistent lack of gratitude. When someone does something nice or goes out of their way for her, she sees it as something she deserved rather than an act of kindness. 

This absence of appreciation can be disheartening for those around her, making them feel unvalued.

Beyond just actions, there might be a lack of acknowledgment for the feelings, thoughts, or opinions of others. 

Such behavior implies that she sees her perspective as superior or more valid than others, sidelining any differing views.

3. Difficulty in Handling Criticism

A woman who is entitled may take any feedback, even if well-intended, as a personal affront. It’s not merely being sensitive to criticism, but perceiving it as an attack to her self-worth.

The underlying issue often stems from a belief that she’s above reproach. This attitude can stifle personal growth, as accepting feedback is crucial for development.

Being defensive occasionally is human. But consistently refusing to accept criticism and lashing out at the slightest feedback is a sign of a deeper entitlement issue.

4. An Expectation of Special Treatment

An Expectation of Special Treatment

Some women have a natural aura that commands respect, but there’s a difference between commanding respect and expecting special treatment. 

An entitled woman assumes that rules or standards shouldn’t apply to her. 

Whether it’s skipping a line, demanding undue discounts, or expecting others to adjust their schedules for her, the common thread is a belief that she should be treated differently.

Over time, this expectation can strain relationships. Friends, family, or colleagues may feel they are held to a different standard or that they always have to accommodate her.

[Interesting: 10 Signs Your Friend Doesn’t Value You]

5. Taking Advantage of Others

Taking advantage of others can be one of the most evident signs of entitlement. This isn’t just about using someone for personal gain, but consistently leveraging relationships or situations without giving back. 

Whether it’s borrowing money without repaying, constantly asking for favors without reciprocation, or expecting others to pick up her slack, the underlying theme remains the same.

It’s vital to differentiate between a woman going through a rough patch and genuinely needing help versus a woman who perpetually leans on others without any intention of reciprocity.

Understanding the distinction between occasional reliance and habitual advantage-taking can be pivotal in identifying entitlement.

6. Never Admitting Mistakes

Women deeply entrenched in entitlement have a hard time admitting they’re wrong. 

Mistakes are a natural part of the human experience, but an entitled woman often shies away from owning up to them. Instead, she might deflect blame or find someone else to pin the error on.

This avoidance isn’t just about preserving an image. At its core, it’s about a deeply held belief that she can do no wrong. Progressively, this trait can strain relationships as it prevents open communication and resolution.

7. Holding Double Standards

Holding Double Standards

Double standards can be a glaring sign of entitlement. Expecting people to act one way while exempting herself from the same standards can be infuriating for those around. 

For instance, she may expect punctuality from everyone but consistently arrive late herself, offering a barrage of excuses.

It’s more than just hypocrisy; it’s the belief that she’s above the standards she sets for others. Over time, people around her may feel disrespected, as if they’re being held to a different set of rules.

Being flexible is one thing; expecting others to bend over backwards while refusing to reciprocate is quite another.

[Related: 10 Signs Someone Only Cares About Themselves]

8. A Constant Need for Adoration

Seeking validation is a natural human need. But entitlement can sometimes manifest as a perpetual hunger for adoration and compliments. 

It’s not just about having a bad day and needing a boost. It’s about constantly fishing for compliments and feeling slighted when they don’t come.

For friends and family, this need can become exhausting. They may feel like they’re always walking on eggshells, trying to ensure they provide enough praise.

Having self-worth tied to constant validation can be indicative of deeper entitlement issues, rather than just a momentary dip in self-esteem.

9. Disregarding Boundaries

Disregarding Boundaries

Boundaries are essential in any relationship, be it personal or professional. However, an entitled woman often struggles with the concept. 

She might overshare personal information, constantly invade personal space, or demand time and attention without consideration for the other person’s comfort.

While everyone can occasionally misjudge boundaries, consistent disregard is telling. It signals a belief that her needs and desires surpass the importance of others’ comfort zones.

It’s not about occasional missteps but about the repeated, consistent overstepping of clearly defined lines.

10. Frequent Comparison with Others

Constantly measuring herself against others, especially in a manner where others are belittled, can be a sign of entitlement. 

Such behavior isn’t about genuine self-improvement or friendly competition. It’s about needing to feel superior and using comparisons as a tool to achieve that.

Friends and peers might often hear about how she’s better off than someone else or how someone else’s achievements pale in comparison to hers. 

This continuous comparison not only saps the joy out of personal achievements but can also strain relationships.

It’s one thing to seek inspiration from others; it’s another to constantly measure one’s worth by belittling others.

Related Questions About Entitled Women 

Entitled Women 

What is the female entitlement mentality?

The female entitlement mentality refers to a mindset where a woman believes she deserves special treatment or privileges based solely on her gender or societal expectations related to femininity. 

This doesn’t mean that every claim or expectation women have is rooted in entitlement; genuine demands for equality and respect are different from this. 

However, the entitlement mentality surfaces when there’s an unjustified expectation of preferential treatment or advantages without corresponding responsibilities or reasons.

How do women become entitled?

Some women may grow up in environments where they are consistently pampered or shielded from consequences, leading them to believe that the world owes them. 

Societal pressures and media portrayal can sometimes also play a role. 

If society constantly emphasizes that women should be treated in a particular privileged way without highlighting responsibilities or consequences, it can shape an entitled mentality. 

Plus, past experiences, especially those where they’ve been rewarded without effort or merit, can reinforce this mindset over time.

[Read: Friends Who Don’t Reciprocate (12 Ways To Deal With Them)

How do you deal with an entitled woman?

Dealing with someone who exhibits entitlement requires a combination of assertiveness, understanding, and clear communication. 

Firstly, set firm boundaries. Let them know what’s acceptable behavior and what isn’t. It’s essential to be consistent in enforcing these boundaries. 

Secondly, open a dialogue. Sometimes, understanding the root of entitlement can pave the way for more constructive interactions. 

However, always ensure that you’re not compromising your well-being or values to appease them. 

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