Hey there friend. I see you with your #AlphaAsFuck lifestyle, with your chill bros taking shirtless selfies while rubbing questionably close to them, all whilst claiming to be THE Alpha. You guys are badfreakingass, and your affinity for being the most bad ass dude in existence is too. Guess what buddy? According to some science guy, you aren’t Alpha. While you sit there and accuse others of being Beta, you may need to take a hard look in the mirror.
We’ve all seen them. The overly aggressive, more than likely over compensating male, who has everything to the prove. They try so hard, and by hard I mean posting on every social network how #Alpha they are, and how much tougher they are than you.
What brought these poor souls to such a vapid existence? Who knows. Maybe their dad’s didn’t love them, or they have an extremely small penis (and probably a big truck), or they took too many steroids and floated into an eternal sociopathic roid rage. We will just never know. These insecure fellows have a superiority complex, and just need a hug. Actually don’t hug them, they might think you are trying to take their position as an Alpha.
The entire misconception of an Alpha male began with a 1970 publication, “The Wolf: Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species.” The book had initially outlined the Alpha Wolf as the competitive wolf who displayed dominance and aggression in order to gain power.
As stated by wolf behavior expert L. David Mech, who was a part of the initial defining of an “Alpha Wolf,” directly from his website:
One of the outdated pieces of information is the concept of the alpha wolf. “Alpha” implies competing with others and becoming top dog by winning a contest or battle. However, most wolves who lead packs achieved their position simply by mating and producing pups, which then became their pack. In other words they are merely breeders, or parents, and that’s all we call them today, the “breeding male,” “breeding female,” or “male parent,” “female parent,” or the “adult male” or “adult female.” In the rare packs that include more than one breeding animal, the “dominant breeder” can be called that, and any breeding daughter can be called a “subordinate breeder.”
There you have it my friends, Alpha males came into power by behaving like a “Beta.” They aren’t interested in competing, dominance, or how much they can deadlift, instead they focus on mating and being a family figure. I know, I know… Come in for a hug, and no, I’m not trying to assert dominance.
The real Alpha is a provider.. The Alpha male’s only competition exists in bettering himself and position to increase what he can provide for his family. He doesn’t look at others for gratification, he instead receives it from providing for his kin.
So start hitting those provider muscles in your split.