Alpha Vs Beta Male – Basic Characteristics
It is hard to divide all the men into two basic categories: alpha and beta, because we all are unique. However, when we think about these two basic categories, alpha and beta, we can easily recognize the more or less masculine men in our working team, sports events and society in general. How do we know this? And how do we perceive them? When it comes to alpha men, do we consider the alpha the one, who is physically strong, dominant and womanizer or we can define the alpha man as the one who has the general success in our society? Maybe the core of our definition lies in our values. For example, the man with the strong physical capabilities will be considered as alpha in primitive tribes, but the completely other guy will be accepted in our modern society as alpha. Depending on the values that are set in our contemporary world, the alpha man has to embody only the highest one. Thus, when we look at the alpha, the first thing is to see what we are value the most and how the modern society affects our definition. According to this, success, self-confidence and self-assurance are at the top of the list. In the following text, given in the article “Alpha Male vs. Beta Male Traits – Know the Difference”, written by Modern Male Lifestyle, we can examine the common traits for alpha and beta male.
Alpha Vs Beta Male – Basic Characteristics:
• Beta male: Always searching for approval and attention.
Alpha male: Does not seek attention – and therefore always gets it. More on that in my audio training. But know that you can always be the most powerful presence in any room or situation. Why? People need to be led. That’s why leaders are few, followers are many.
• Beta male: Will never admit to his faults and mistakes.
Alpha male: Is not afraid to face his faults and overcome his failures. Admission is the first step to solving a personal setback or problem.
• Beta male: Gets jealous really easily when he sees his girl talking or flirting with another guy.
Alpha male: Is supremely confident in his ability and status. If his girlfriend is talking to other guys, he goes to talk with other girls. He laughs at the thought of his girlfriend choosing another guy over him.
• Beta male: Easily blows his stack. He loses his temper when someone else criticizes him or when a girl disrespects him.
Alpha male: Is a complete picture of cool. He never loses his composure. If something upsets him, he shows his disapproval of it without getting mad or whining.
• Beta male: If he loses his girl, he loses all hope in life and thinks that he cannot live without “the one” – her.
Alpha male: In the unlikely even that a woman leaves an alpha, he simply loves that there are thousands of other girls just as good or better than the girl who dumped him. His life is not centered around one girl, and he has no problem moving on.
• Beta male: Did he take a shower? Did he get dressed in the dark? It’s like he is always messy, dirty, or poorly groomed.
Alpha male: Is always dressed to kill, and groomed well. He has superior etiquette. Think: James Bond.
• Beta male: Is afraid to meet new people.
Alpha male: Is ready to meet new people.
• Beta male: Poor body language – slouches. He stands and sits uncomfortably, as if he is nervous.
Alpha male: Takes up space whenever he sits down or rests. Is in control of his surroundings. Nothing surprises or startles him.
• Beta male: Looks to quickly get into a relationship, as if he is desperate for a girlfriend.
Alpha male: Is not only not desperate for women, he is never desperate for anything. When you are not desperate for women’s attention or affection, it’s implied that you have plenty of it – which puts you at ease, and excites women.
• Beta male: Is a pushover with women. He is willing to commit to a woman as soon as they give him the greenlight.
Alpha male: Is a challenge with women. He does not throw himself at them. Ever.
The list does not imply that we have to be the perfect alpha men. There are not such a thing as a pure alpha or a pure beta man and the most males belong somewhere in between these two categories. It can serve as a guide to build more self-confidence. According to this list, we can easily identify where our strengths and our weaknesses lie. It is always good to know what we have at our disposal. The more we know ourselves, our virtues and shortcomings, the stronger is our self-confidence. Only then, when based on a more realistic foundation, our self-confidence can flourish and we will be less prone to throw of balance by outer influences and opinions of others.