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The term 'alpha male' is being used incorrectly, says the expert who helped populate the term


Editor
July 26, 2018

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • Alpha males are actually quite kind and generous, two of the aspects that help give them their title.
  • Modernized society has made it so that bullies are often deemed as the ultimate alpha males.
  • While alphas are impressive and often intimidating, they are not bullies by any means.

""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.""

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/alpha-male-alpha-chimpanzee-primatologist-frans-de-waal-a8421291.html


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