27 April 2008

What is a Fiery Woman

So it seems I have confused some people in regards to my calling myself a "fiery woman". No, I am not a red-head. (more on hair in another post : )

I did put some thought into the name of my blog actually. I tried to find a word that I thought fit the essence of me. Here are some definitions of fiery, (I am only including those that pertain to personality, not the ones that pertain to fire : ) I have also included some definitions of the words used to describe fiery.

From Webster's: 2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous. 3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable. 4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.

From American Heritage: Easily excited or emotionally volatile; tempestuous: a fiery temper. Charged with emotion; spirited: a fiery denunciation.

Synonyms for fiery: — fervent, vehement, spirited, impassioned.

Vehement: strongly emotional; intense or passionate: vehement desire.

Impetuous: of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive: an impetuous decision;

Fervent: having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.;

Spirited: having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, liveliness, etc.

Ardent: Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate: an ardent lover. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion

So basically, instead of calling myself, spirited, passionate, fervent,impetuous or ardent, I decided to go with the one word that describes all those things. A lot of people may think of a fiery woman as a negative thing. Maybe they think she is mean, or bitchy, or bullheaded. And while some of that may be true in certain situations, as described above a fiery woman would also be impassioned, courageous, warm, and enthusiastic. Not bad traits to have.

I bet there are plenty of woman out there who are fiery. I think it's time for all the fiery woman to stand up and be proud of their fiery selves.


Stephanie said...

But what if we are just mean, bitchy and bullheaded?
LOL! Aren't we (I am)all sometimes. Love your explanation :)

April said...

Love this post Donna! Makes me want to find the right words to describe myself, lol. I'm still trying to figure out who I am though, apart from a wife and mom.

Autumn Feagin said...

Good way 2 put it.... Great article. .

Anonymous said...

I am fiery. Always been and people can't deal with it

Anonymous said...

An app on facebook called me a fiery woman, I wanted to know a meaning of that word, thank you very much.