I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the term “alpha” or “beta” to refer to a specific guy nowadays, but I think I can count on my fingers how many times this has been used correctly.
We need to change this. And since I haven’t come up with any pieces on this myself, the best I can do for you is to share the amazing blog post: “What the manosphere gets wrong about alphas and betas” by Alexander (@datepsych)
And here’s why:
- It helps understand where the idea of clustering males into alphas and betas came from and why it is imprecise.
- Shows the inconsistency in framing alphas and betas.
- Demystifies the idea of an aggressive, anti-social alpha male.
- Brings light to the relevance of being a successful provider and leader.
- Gives you actionable recommendations if you want to be more alpha.
I will leave you with my favourite extract from the blog post:
“Being an alpha only means something as far as you are an active participant in the groups around you. It is a description of your relationship to others in a hierarchy that you share with them.”
I hope that by leaving behind misconceptions like this, we can improve the way we connect with each other. So, I am very grateful to Alexander for creating amazing content like this.
Read this post and more on my Typeshare Social Blog