by Tracy Ley


We all know that one girl – the high maintenance girl. She ain’t no princess but she walks the world as if she’s wearing a crown. Boys see her and wish to be better. Her mere presence inspires their admiration and subservience. But in as much as she may seem as royalty, she also attracts a fair amount of negativity. Other girls sometimes see her as a weakling who can’t get her act together without a man. She is seen as narcissistic, needy, and superficial. You don’t just get into a “relationship” with a high maintenance girl. You get into a business venture.

Far be it for me to judge the moral character of a high main. I believe that there are many ways of being in the world, and as long as you’re not hurting anybody, no one has the right to judge you and the way you choose to live. But I also believe that self-awareness is important, hence it’s worth discussing just what exactly constitutes a high maintenance woman. You probably do not want to come off as high maintenance when you don’t mean to be – and if you do, well, knowing exactly what you are can only help you become better at it. Not sure if you’re one of them? Here are 5 signs.  

The Mirror is Your Best Friend  

Of course there is nothing wrong in checking if your make up is on point every now and then, but if you do this obsessively, Houston we have a problem. There’s nothing more annoying than lunching out with a friend who picks up the mirror, reapplies her lipstick and checks her hair and make-up every 2 minutes.

Money Talks

High maintenance girl will find comfort and happiness in money. Money can satisfy you, but it can’t buy happiness. High maintenance girls do have expensive tastes. They follow new trends, always need new shoes and justify their addiction to designer bags by calling them “investments.”

Bling Bling

When you are a high maintenance girl, you like your bling. Often times, you want and need shiny things to get noticed. In short, you like extravagant jewelry

Expensive Gifts

High maintenance girls love gifts – and I’m not talking about symbolic, “it’s the thought that counts” gifts, but rather the stupendously lavish ones that you would need to take out a bank loan for. If you find yourself getting annoyed by the cutie-patootsie trinkets that your man gives you because you think you deserve more, then you should consider the possibility of you being a high maintenance glam doll.

What You Like, You Gotta Have

Most high maintenance girls always get what they want and they don’t take no for an answer. You don’t like to be refused, you believe you deserve what you want and you will stop at nothing until you obtain it. But bear in mind that not all men like to be with a high maintenance woman. There is a very thin line between being a confident woman who likes expensive things, and being a gold digger who only wants a man who can pay for her extravagant lifestyle.

Is being high main a good thing or a bad thing? I’ll leave the answer to that question up to you. One thing’s for sure, though: there’s nothing wrong with a woman who knows her value.

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