I've always felt that warrior spirit as well. During intense counseling I was made aware that the warrior was the persona that I led with, always. Now, I have learned to let her hang back until it is appropriate to rise up.
I am finding the need, much less than I originally thought. At the same time the fact that she is there, ever at the ready gives me the confidence to let her stand by and not always have her sword up at the ready.
Many years ago, while working in a dental office in San Francisco, I met a very large, intimidating, longshoreman named Stanley Strong. If I had seen him walking toward me on a dark street, I would have been shaking in my shoes.
Turns out, he was one of the gentlest souls I can remember meeting. I still remember him over 36 years later. He told me that when you look like he does, there is no need to feel or show aggression. His very presence was enough to command respect. Now, I try to remember his words and stand tall, having confidence, I have the power within me to take care of whatever comes my way. Of course at times my warrior woman attacks in the moment and I know she is able to if need be.
It is my prayer; One day I'll be able to simply stand Strong and not feel the need to attack. Until then, I'll be working on it. Progress not perfection, is the name of the game.