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    Re: Alpha male

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    Re: Alpha male

    Alpha male
    Social psychology snake oil.
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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Social psychology snake oil.
    What is your term for it?
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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    What is your term for it?
    I posted my term in #32.
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    Re: Alpha male

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    I posted my term in #32.
    It’s been my experience that when a group of men/males get together, there is an obvious pecking order that shows after a very short period of time. Not always the loudest/biggest/most obvious rises to the top.
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    Re: Alpha male

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    It’s been my experience that when a group of men/males get together, there is an obvious pecking order that shows after a very short period of time. Not always the loudest/biggest/most obvious rises to the top.
    I think I experienced that in grade school....but "Alpha adolescent" just does not have the same ring to it.

    I generally dont subscribe to Alpha male thing; I think its more of a social buzzword to make some males feel better about themselves.

    I think leadership outside of most societal norms is whoever has the biggest fist or stick.
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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    I think I experienced that in grade school....but "Alpha adolescent" just does not have the same ring to it.

    I generally dont subscribe to Alpha male thing; I think its more of a social buzzword to make some males feel better about themselves.

    I think leadership outside of most societal norms is whoever has the biggest fist or stick.

    I don’t necessarily agree with the term “alpha male.” I get the impression that you are prior service and are now engaged as a contractor in a similar role. The military is mostly a male dominated group. Even in the RW there stark differences in the interaction of gender specific groups. Females that I have discussed this with tend to agree. What do you mean “outside of societal norms?”
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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    I don’t necessarily agree with the term “alpha male.” I get the impression that you are prior service and are now engaged as a contractor in a similar role. The military is mostly a male dominated group. Even in the RW there stark differences in the interaction of gender specific groups. Females that I have discussed this with tend to agree. What do you mean “outside of societal norms?”
    Perhaps I should have phrased it differently..."Western societal norms?"...I see it here, and in many other regions I have been that the "Alpha male" is simply whomever has the most guns or inspires the most fear; I am inclined to label that more along the lines of bully but even that word does not seem to fit correctly.

    However, yes, I am prior military, and currently do contract work overseas....but I dont know how that really factors in, as I have worked under females as well regardless of whatever personality traits they did or did not possess.

    Those are duty positions.
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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Perhaps I should have phrased it differently..."Western societal norms?"...I see it here, and in many other regions I have been that the "Alpha male" is simply whomever has the most guns or inspires the most fear; I am inclined to label that more along the lines of bully but even that word does not seem to fit correctly.

    However, yes, I am prior military, and currently do contract work overseas....but I dont know how that really factors in, as I have worked under females as well regardless of whatever personality traits they did or did not possess.

    Those are duty positions.
    I think we are talking past each other.
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    Re: Alpha male

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    Social psychology snake oil.
    I’d call it evo psych snake oil

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