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    Alpha male

    What are people's thoughts on "alpha males"? What is your definition of what an alpha male should be? Or maybe you don't even acknowledge this term and think it's a dumb PUA concept? Do you consider yourself an alpha male (if you are a guy)? Or have you been with an alpha male if you are a girl. Lets share our thoughts.

    To me, a true alpha male should be kind and compassionate. It's a nice bonus if they are confident and charismatic, but these things are not absolutely necessary.

    Alpha males come in all shapes. For example, Jesus, according to some people, he would be classified as a beta, but just look at how much he was and still is being revered by so many people. He was a leader in every way. To me, he was alpha, and I am not even Christian.

    We humans are animals, which is why we entertain the concept of an "alpha male", but we are also more than just animals, and this is why our true ideal of alpha males cannot be extrapolated from what we see in the animal kingdom.

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    Re: Alpha male

    It's a tragic misunderstanding of human behavior based on a common misunderstanding of wolf behavior. It's the worst kind of pseudoscientific gibberish.

    I use the term, but only because people understand it.

    As males go, I prefer to think of myself as the Alpha and the Omega.

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    Re: Alpha male

    Alpha male is a charged term. Some think it means macho, some thing it means temperament, and others think it means leader.

    So it's kinda pointless.
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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Wan View Post
    What is your definition of what an alpha male should be?
    An alpha male is:
    • First and foremost, a man of impeccable character

    • Accomplished -- He may or may not be wealthy, but he is recognized as being among the best in his field. That is to say, there's something productive and remunerative at which he's as good as it is possible to be; however, he may yet have peers who are equally good but who, for whatever reason, may have attracted more of the general public's attention than has he.
    • Modest -- An alpha male lets others sing his praises, touting himself only when bid expressly to do so, and when doing so, neither over nor under represents himself.
    • Intellectually curious, well informed, and well read.
    • Physically fit, healthy and well groomed.
    • Gives and takes neither more nor less than others and he earns.

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    Re: Alpha male

    I am whatever the situation calls for.
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    Re: Alpha male

    Must be a racist term..............amirite?
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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic Bob View Post
    I am whatever the situation calls for.
    ??? Insofar as you haven't provided an explication of what "alpha male" means, what on Earth is that supposed to mean? As I see it, one's being an "alpha male" is existential. It's not something one can be and be not at will.

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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Must be a racist term..............amirite?
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    I am a fehu male, goddammit!

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    Re: Alpha male

    Quote Originally Posted by Xelor View Post
    ??? Insofar as you haven't provided an explication of what "alpha male" means, what on Earth is that supposed to mean? As I see it, one's being an "alpha male" is existential. It's not something one can be and be not at will.


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    Re: Alpha male

    It's a personality trait (somewhat contradictory one at that), but I don't find it virtuous for its own sake nor do I find it worth mocking either.

    In essence: meh.

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