In modern times, the term 'alpha male' is often used to describe masculine tendencies that are toxic and harassing in nature. Frans de Waal argues that this couldn't be further from the truth. While alpha males are often intimidating in mother nature, they are actually quite kind and generous to those around them. This is what causes them to be so well-respected and considered as impressive among the animal kingdom and more specifically, their own species.
""He says many chimpanzees know being kind and loving is a way to win over fans, whether by tickling babies, sharing food, or engaging in a kind of primate political campaign.""