There are some common characteristics of young girls or mature women that all tomboys have.
These include wearing oversized denim and other types of apparel as well as some sort of cap.
They would rather hang out with guys than gals at any age and love participating in manly sports. Last but not least, their physical appearance is almost never feminine.
In actuality, a tomboy is a stereotype. It usually refers to a girl who dresses like a boy, enjoys doing stereotypical “manly” activities, and hangs with the guys.
In reality, just because a girl fancies these things does not make her a tomboy.
Think about all the women who enjoy sports and rugged activities. They are not necessarily tomboys.
So, how can you tell the difference between one of these women and a tomboy? How do you know if you are a tomboy?
That is precisely what we are going to talk about in this article.
Some misinformed people think being a tomboy is due to genetics and prenatal care methods.
We think it is more than likely because of social reasons and family structure and folks having offspring such as a lot of brothers and male family members.
As an example of something to the contrary, think of well-known superstar, Marie Osmond. She comes from a family chock-full of boys.
Yet, you can hardly call her a tomboy. She is one of many examples.
A woman’s environment and behavior patterns are more likely at the root of the answer to this question.
It is not true that all women who choose to wear masculine clothing and like to participate in sports are tomboys. Some are, some are not.
Such a description can apply to same-sex women. Their preferred activities and companions do not necessarily mean they are tomboys.
It is also a myth that all women who like boyish hairstyles, jeans, t-shirts, etc., are either tomboys or same-sex ladies.
Many girls who like these traits or enjoy fishing watching boxing, monster trucks, or soccer are quite feminine.
Do not believe all those silly stereotypes! They are false and insulting.
These girls love to run around outdoors, play sports with the boys rather than other girls, and don’t mind rolling around in the dirt during their activities.
Some tomboys play with things like bugs, much to the dismay of their mothers.
Other signs include a proclivity to be tough and defend themselves physically should the occasion arise.
They tend to prefer their hair to be short and not have a fancy style. It is also prevalent for tomboys to use more profanity than a girly girl.
No, not at all. It is simply a different way of life than that of a more feminine woman.
Being a tomboy just means a gal has more masculine interests than others. When a woman chooses her own individual lifestyle, it is never a bad thing.
This is how she feels comfortable, so why should she not be a tomboy?
Also, who really cares what other people think? If some people disagree with the way you live, what difference does it make?
It is none of their business. A person must do whatever they feel good doing. If that means a girl is a tomboy, so be it, have fun!
For one thing, you will seldom see a tomboy in a dress, skirt, or frilly blouse. Instead, they are more apt to wear a baggy tee-shirt, an equally baggy pair of jeans, and sneakers.
When it is cold or rainy outside, you may find her in a bomber or a Dickies’ short, thick jacket and maybe boots.
There are occasions when a tomboy will wear a thick, wool sweater or a sweatshirt.
In warmer weather months, they would likely wear long, masculine-styled shorts and perhaps flip-flops instead of sneakers or boots.
Is it time to go swimming? In that case, expect a tomboy to wear a mannish-looking pair of swimming trunks and maybe a loose tee-shirt in lieu of a sexy swimsuit.
Most people will have no trouble distinguishing between the two. A girly girl will wear dresses and other feminine-looking apparel and accessories. A tomboy will not.
An ordinary girl usually wears make-up and has her nails done really nicely. A tomboy will not bother with those things.
There are physical differences too. The way a girly girl carries herself and walks around is typical of more feminine characteristics.
A tomboy will have the gait and walking style of a guy. The tomboy likes to participate in manly sports and watches guy-flicks at the movies. A girly girl does not. You get it now, right?
Believe it or not, tomboys are frequently attracted to men who have more feminine traits.
Examples would be someone who is sweet and sensitive and maybe has a pretty boy look. He should also be bold and sassy.
Friends of tomboys are typically guys and other tomboys. They tend to look at pretty boys as the yin to their yang.
It is also not true that the tomboy likes to control her spouse. She just wants someone to be happy with like anybody else does.
This is an individual decision. Some like the freedom to do as they please and not have a partner telling them what to do.
Other tomboys really do want to settle down with a mate. Remember, a tomboy is still a human being.
Just because she likes a certain lifestyle does not mean she is devoid of feelings and emotions.
Another part of their individuality is the mate they choose. Some tomboys like a man who will allow them to live the lifestyle they have chosen.
Others seek out same-sex partners. Either way, they usually choose someone who is polar opposite to themselves.
This is another individual decision. There are men who are put off by tomboys.
These men are attracted to feminine women who like girlish activities and look very pretty whenever they go out.
This type of man might hang out with tomboys but seldom marries them.
Then there is the other side of the coin. Many men adore tomboys. These guys like a woman to be athletic and rugged and to participate in outdoor activities with them.
For them, marriage to a tomboy is inevitable and happens quite often. Such a marriage will last for decades, and the couple is truly happy with each other.
If you have any questions about whether you are a tomboy or not, this list should help you find out.
Remember, this is NOT a put-down; nor is there anything wrong with being a tomboy. It is a lifestyle choice, not something to be ashamed of.
That said, here is our list. Mind you, these are just SOME signs. Many more exist.
- When playing video games, you prefer taking on the role of a male action hero
- You love movies or television shows where the guys are the central figures
- You have always sneered at the thought of being a cheerleader
- You never wear frilly blouses with ruffles or bows. In fact, you don’t wear blouses at all, only tee-shirts and sweatshirts
- You enjoy a game of tackle football with the guys
- You never owned any dolls or playhouses – you went for Tonka trucks and miniature railroads
- You always loved hanging out with the boys instead of the girls
- You never wear girlish-style swimsuits to the beach or pool
- You would not be caught dead with a girlish hairstyle
If you still have questions on whether you are a tomboy or not, there are many quizzes available online to help you find out.
There are text-oriented quizzes as well as videos on YouTube. They vary in length and focus. Choose whichever quiz you want.
If someone tries to make fun of you for being a tomboy, turn the tables on them.
Instead of getting angry and punching them out, thank them for the compliment in a very proud tone of voice. That will really floor them.
You will likely have a more active life than feminine girls. You will enjoy many activities, both as a spectator and a participant. In short, you will have a lot of fun.
You will never lack for interesting things to do, nor for friends. In short, you shall have a fantastic life!