I would go a step further. A “Beta Male” type is the LAST person you want packed in a micro-environment with you. Bill essentially says it, but doesn’t expand on it. What is it that makes an “Alpha” vs. a “Beta”, he talks about Hollywood bravado, and action, but really its self-confidence. An Alpha is the person who will make a judgement call, trust their judgement, and act on it. Betas do the same thing, just they lack the confidence so they either don’t act, or when they DO act they do it in a way where they won’t be held accountable if they have a mistake.
Take the Bin Laden Raid, President Obama talks like he was right there in the compound holding a HK416 giving the Mozambique to Osama….but he was ready if the raid failed to pretend it never happened.
Have a look at the anti-gun activists. They talk their talking points all day long, but they won’t defend them to people who don’t agree with them. Further they constantly call pro-rights activists “Bullies” because we’re stalwart defenders of our rights, and are constantly calling the anti-right forces to the carpet for their lies and misleading information. Meanwhile they support every punitive law, attack people for simply defending their lives, as well as do all sorts of underhanded behaviors to attempt to control the message. When things get tough they hide behind a dead body. No, you’re not speaking out against the lies of the Brady Board Member, you’re attacking Joan Peterson’s dead sister! No you’re not speaking out for the right to self defense, you’re gloating that Sybrina Fulton’s son Travon was killed!
They use the term “Bully” and try and paint others as aggressive and boorish, but really its the other way around. Think about it this way, do any of you know a BIG Guy. The guy who’s just a marvel of genetics. The guy who maybe works out, maybe doesn’t, either way he’s the first to call when you’re moving because he can pick up a sofa, or a box of books like it doesn’t exist.
Are you scared around this guy? I know a bunch of guys who are that big and powerful, and as a rule they’ll take more shit from somebody before they react, and they’re generally vastly more easy going than the average bear. Why? Because they have nothing to prove, and know that when they react something is going to happen, and they have a pretty good idea what.
Meanwhile I think we all know a “Little Man”, a guy who just didn’t measure up to the rest of us. Not his fault, and nothing wrong with him, he’s just small. Now I know a few small guys who are very confident, but I know a bunch who have an issue with it. This is the guy who’s going to take a swing at somebody who said something off color.
Why? Confidence. They HAVE something to prove. They want people to see them as more than small. Further they aren’t confident in what will happen when they step off the line. Will they win, will they lose? That sort of variability can get ugly VERY fast, and can be dangerous for more than just the person doing the actions.
What do you think?