Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Whats Alpha? Whats Beta?
Liberal thinkers among you will, just as I did, cringe when first learning these concepts: There is the strong, attractive, superior alpha male who has clear goals, is successful in everything he attempts, says what he thinks, literally does what he wants, especially around girls. Then there are those weak, socially and otherwise awkward, clumsy, unattractive beta males. They are the bulk. The nice guys, friend zone fillers, inferior to the alpha. And yes, I did not say "alphaS" because there aren't likely to be many around - but we'll get to that.
These may seem like brutal concepts. They are. But society works like that. We have frames called ethics and morals to prevent us from constantly slaughtering one another (not to very great avail, one might add), but think for a moment.
The battlefield is there, it is just subtle, hidden. Nobody is ever really hurt, but there are clearly fights going on in every relationship between men, every cometogether, every job, spare time activity. Every man will have in his mind a rank he concedes to himself.
Don't you know a guy like that? An alpha? They are recognizable by clear attributes.
Usually, the alpha supports a large social network (and NO, not social media, that doesnt count), has many friends, contacts and acquaintances. That doesn't come from nothing though, as the typical alpha is just the social type. That doesn't mean he is helpful or nice to others, even though he can be, but he is fun to be around. An alpha can entertain a whole table full of friends, strangers, colleagues, whatever. He is appreciated for his strong opinions, may they be "politically correct" or not, is invited to events by friends, has a plethora of leisure time activities with interesting people to choose from. He is interested in people, is an expert of speech and body language. Often such a man has access to exclusive groups, maybe through his job. He has a flair that says: Sex.