What is the Alpha Male Mentality?
In nature the attraction between mates is determined by a philosophy of survival of the fittest.
The mate that is chosen is the one most likely to breed strong, healthy offspring. In many animal societies the alpha male will be the only male in the pack, and it will be his job to impregnate the females in order for the species to survive.
The alpha male has achieved this status not by birthright but, by having proven over and over again that, he is both strong and intelligent enough to lead the pack and keep it. When the alpha male is challenged by another for possession of his pack he must fight or, he will lose it. Again, this is, to ensure that the species survives. The one who wins the right to be an alpha male is the one most likely to father strong offspring.
How does this pertain to the human species?
Simple. Humans have their alpha males too, the criteria by which they are classified is a bit different. There are several ways by which a male can be classified as alpha.
- The powerful alpha. This is the man who wields the most power, both in their place of business and among their community of friends. Women who are attracted to this type of alpha have probably fixed their sites on a business tycoon or a politician, if not royalty. These women want position and the power that it brings.
- The intellectual alpha. These are the men who are able to provide brilliant dissertations on any topic. They will probably go forth to receive PhDs and save the world. Most of these will be found spending their lives in their offices or laboratories working side by side with their mates.
- The military alpha. Women love a man in uniform, and the more bars and stripes he has the better. These men have power, a sense of adventure and incredible stories to tell over the dinner table. Their mates can also count on them to be out of the country for the better part of the year.
- The “bad boy” alpha. This alpha takes many forms. He may be military or law enforcement. He will have a shady past that he never reveals and at least one criminal element on his head. He will wear black and not converse a great deal, assuming that the women he is with will know what it is that he wants.
- The artistic alpha. This will be the man who sells his paintings in a downtown museum but has had showings in Italy and France. He will have a small cottage on the beach. And he and whoever his lady of the moment is, will spend their days and nights home eating strawberries dipped in chocolate and reciting poetry to each other.
Sound familiar? Every man in the world has known someone who fits into one of these categories and every woman has wanted to date one. They are the few, the proud, the alpha males. Take a Leap of Faith! Find your match!