As a man I respect and like independent women, and for that matter independent men. I like people who are self directed, accountable and responsible.
I don’t respect or like bolshy, shouty, “me me me “, simpering, narcissistic, vacuous, untruthful, unkind or manipulative women. Same goes for men.
Man or woman, doesn’t matter. Its what one is as a person that matters. As stencilface says “be a nice human”
Embrace the differences between each gender and each gender’s strengths and weaknesses. I have lady friends across the spectrum – from very capable farmers, surgeons, nurses to models and dancers, I don’t think less of a woman if she chooses to work with a set of brushes rather than a socket set.