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What do you think of self proclaimed alpha males?

I thought if you have to tell people you’re an alpha, you’re not an alpha.
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DDonde · 31-35, M
Pretty much. Actions speak louder than words etc etc
Elora · F
They know what they are, I don’t see an issue with being certain of oneself 🤷🏻‍♀️
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
[@1136252,BeforeToday] But wouldn’t you say it would be apparent from their behaviour rather than what they say?
Elora · F
No I know the difference between a man confident in his abilities and a douche bag lol the latter being the one you’re referring ring to 💪🏻[@1064814,WintaTheAngle]
Becksta · 36-40
Alphas don't have to tell anyone that they are alpha... they're too busy being alpha...
ninjavu · 51-55, M
[@421598,Becksta] 🤣 There's an old joke in the flying business about a resume from a 20-year-old with WWII combat experience ... significantly more than 20 years after the war! 🤯
Really · 80-89, M
[@648944,ninjavu] That can be more than just a joke. I once briefly worked beside a guy who bragged about his WW2 flying exploits but was so young, I doubt he even experienced the war. This was in about 1972-3. Poor fool was so dumb he didn't even know his lying was obvious to everyone. Probably didn't even know when the war had happened.
ninjavu · 51-55, M
[@568940,Really] Oh, I have no doubt that some people *did* actually tell that lie, and thought they were believed. He was just ahead of his time; now people in the highest places lie like snakes all the time and are believed. 🙄
morvoren · F
Agree, little pups barking like big dogs.
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[@981722,Morvoren] yes
FishSticks · 31-35, F
It's usually a cringe and an instant turn off tbh
EuphoricTurtle · 36-40, M
Maybe it's an attempt to fake 'till you make it?
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
[@17323,EuphoricTurtle] Maybe so
Shiki ·
They usually turn out to be betas. Lol
Dolimyte · 36-40, M
Those are narcissists
[@1999,Dolimyte] Good point, and they always pick the easy submissive type
people have diff personalities so I would say a tattoo on the right arm (I am an Alpha male) would be a good idea, eliminates confusion
MissGaga · 26-30, F
Chances are they are very insecure inside.
SweetMae · 61-69, F
Not much.
Frank52 · 61-69, M
I think I'm one, but I just need to check out with my mate that it's ok to mention it.
Wishful thinking or a wanna be, like women who self proclaim being goddesses or some shit. A cover for insecurity
bugeye · 26-30, F
Alpha males are those kids who never grew out of being the fastest runner in primary 1. ( or 2nd grade for u USA people)
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
[@863013,bugeye] Yes I expect you’re right.
SunnyTheSkeptic · 22-25, M
Overcompensation, before it was the biggest sword, biggest axe, biggest horse, biggest cannon now it's the biggest car.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
I think they know possibly nothing about etiology. Seeing as humans don't have alphas and even with wolves the alpha male is not actually the most aggressive wolf, but usually the parent.
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
[@23671,basilfawlty89] Yes it’s a fantasy built from wrong assumptions of primates and other mammals. It’s ego fuel, nothing more.
Really · 80-89, M
[@23671,basilfawlty89] Again, it's just a phrase - alpha male - invented, I think, by animal behaviour researchers. People use & understand it in various ways. In conversation the speaker and the listener usually 'get' each others' context.

It's more convenient to say 'alpha male' than something like '[i]that domineering braggart who goes around crudely showing off about his strength & abilities[/i]. I don't much like labels; they can short-circuit actual thinking but sometimes they're legitimately useful.

(Heavily tongue in cheek from here on; just having fun ... 😉)

Notice that short-circuit (above) is not to be taken literally. It really belongs in an electrical context; and did you see when I used the words "each others'" I put the possessive apostrophe after the terminal 's'? Do you think that's right or should it have gone before; in this usage is 'others' actually plural, or is it possessive singular?
4meAndyou · F
I've never met a braggart before.
WonderGirl · 41-45, F
Worse are alpha women.

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