How are “alpha males” alpha if they need to constantly tell themselves and others that they are alpha? Wouldn’t someone who is actually alpha just go about their days without the need for acknowledgement?

How are “alpha males” alpha if they need to constantly tell themselves and others that they are alpha? Wouldn’t someone who is actually alpha just go about their days without the need for acknowledgement?

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  1. People have called me an Alpha and I find it off-putting. I never talk about myself in that way. It’s like those religious zealots that loudly “hate” gay people then get caught at the glory hole at the gas station. Overcompensating

  2. As I understand it, the idea of being “alpha” doesn’t really exist in humans but instead originates from Frans de Waal’s book *Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes* (1982). As one might expect, society has latched on to this concept.

  3. I don’t even know what men (those who use the different categorizations) mean by all this stuff. Sounds like a bunch of incel bullshit. So, your premise is correct in another universe but incorrect in its conclusion of the existence of ‘alpha’ (whatever that means).

  4. I refuse to believe in a two tier system. It’s more of a spectrum of competence and confidence, with the “most alpha” people being those with the most of those traits. I think some people can be more “alpha” than others in the confidence part and honestly claim they’re “alpha” (I.e. confident about whatever little competence they wield)— but of course this is a subpar kind of alpha compared to those who like you describe don’t even how to even describe what it means to be alpha because they ain’t got no time to care about that shit.

  5. A true man inspires and commands with his charisma alone, a beta has to intimidate/beat up people to be taken seriously.

    Only a few humans can be alpha, so of course there are profits to be made out of pretending to be one.

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