Alpha Male

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Related to Alpha Male: Omega Male, Type A personality
A term which refers to the male in charge of the other males in a social group; the AM position may be fought for through social interactions, group contests, or fighting
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TASTY The 27-year-old alpha male western lowland gorilla tucks in undisturbed by his troop
India, March 29 -- I never did think that I would write this in a political context but I never did like alpha males.
Most likely, physical strength and agility were important components of selection of the alpha male in proto-humans.
owever, Reid also added that he still has room in his life for his alter-ego, by saying that if his body is alpha male, then he has a finger-sized kinkiness which is "Roxanne".
This journey is as much about learning about Maori identity and customs as a story of becoming an alpha male.
In the pack the leader is an alpha male who must always be in charge.
He said: "In terms of the character's emotions, the things he goes through, where he winds up, what he's dealing with, the family elements, the alpha male fight, it was all things that resonate with me heavily".
He appoints himself leader of the group (pack leader, or alpha male if you will) and sets about making camp for the night.
Tom also finds himself drawn to the newcomer, happy to accept an alpha male into the house to teach him the ways of the world.
As a red-blooded alpha male, let me state unequivocally that I believe how a woman dresses (and behaves in that dress) tells a man what's on her mind" Lawyer Nick "Mr Loophole" Freeman "I am told by my learned friend, who is quite a bit younger than I am, that 'lol' means 'laugh out loud' not 'lots of love"' Solicitor General Edward Garnier explaining some Facebook comments in the High Court "I think people think that I'm pregnant sometimes because my weight fluctuates.
It's a Jungle In There: Inspiring lessons, hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring" is a guide to being the Alpha male in today's business world through examples of those who have dared and succeeded through being bold and confident enough to try.