The signs you're a tomboy are blatant and easily recognized. Being one isn’t a positive nor a negative, but only a categorization of style. Characteristics of tomboy-ishness are normally developed at a young age and carried on throughout adulthood. After reading these signs you're a tomboy, you should know whether you're one or not.
1. You Love Sports and Video Games
No, liking the Sims and Olympic gymnastics are not signs you're a tomboy. Sports like football, baseball, and hockey appeal to you because you take pleasure in the physical contact and exceptional athleticism. Gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading aren't really tomboyish because while they require talent, they attract an audience that seeks beauty rather than physicality.
2. You Have Guy Friends
Because of your interest in sports and video games rather than fashion and makeup, you better relate to boys. You can hardly hold a conversation with your female friends because of your lack of curiosity about gossip and nail polish.
3. You’re Adventurous
When you see a frog, you jump at the chance to hold it rather than squeal and shy away disgustedly. Instead of cowering in fear, you face an adventure like a challenge. If your cat gets stuck in a tree, you climb and retrieve it rather than helplessly asking the guy next door. At a sleepover, you want to explore the outdoors and seek mischief instead of discussing and analyzing your friends' intriguing social lives. Experiencing a bed and breakfast on the roof of your high school (punishable by expulsion) beats being crowned homecoming queen any day.
4. You Aren’t Always Made up
Don’t get me wrong. A tomboy is not ignorant of personal hygiene. However, if you are one, it’s highly likely you aren’t frightened to leave your house without makeup, styled hair, and manicured nails. When given $100 for your birthday, your first instinct isn’t to touch up your highlights or visit the spa. Sure, looks matter to a tomboy, but you fail to see reason in looking impeccably flawless every time you face the public.
5. You Laugh, Not Giggle
In case you were born yesterday, responding to a man’s jokes with high-pitched (dog whistle) laughter is the oldest flirting trick in the book. You laugh when you cannot help it because something is actually hilarious. You don’t giggle just to please those around you with your adorableness. Your laugh may be high-pitched, but it is very real and not particular to whose comment you’re reacting to. Flirting is not a priority of tomboys, so they normally laugh to praise someone for saying something funny rather than to demonstrate attraction.
6. Shopping is a Chore
You don’t pride yourself on updating your wardrobe with the latest trends. Fashion isn’t a priority, and shopping is a drag. You’d prefer a personal shopper so you can avoid the irritation of deciding what pieces look good together and what brands are better than others. You have very few dresses, and no one knows you own them simply because you never wear them. Receiving a gift card to Forever 21 rather than BestBuy is mildly depressing because you only visit Forever 21 when you’re forced.
7. You’re Not Obsessed with Texting and Social Media
A cell phone is a girly girl’s supreme accessory. To a tomboy, a phone is nothing other than a means of communication. You send texts to notify and ask others things that can be understood in a few words rather than a phone call. Constantly tweeting your thoughts, and adding every person you meet on Facebook are the least of your concerns. Social media barely appeals to you because you don’t seek the awareness and attention of others. Your everyday life belongs to you, and you find no need to share it with your 1,000 Facebook friends.
In saying this, I’m not implying that I dislike girly girls because in some aspects, I am one. I’m only channeling my inner tomboy in order to share with others. Do you have other traits of tomboys you’d like to share? Do any of these strike as inaccurate to you?