My brilliant friend Aideen emailed this yesterday-
It was a documentary on men. Not just any old men, men that were bullied as children and had turned their lives around by becoming….Body Builders! One man, a very attractive man, offered up some advice. I wrote it down. Now I’m putting it up here.
Mark Something or other had the following to say;
“The true Alpha male is not a bully or a brute. He is the guy who is first to lead the charge for a worthy cause. He is supremely equipped, physically and mentally, to fight for success in the ultra-competitive world we inhabit.
The true Alpha male embodies the best characteristics of the male of our species, namely rugged outer qualities such as muscularity, strength and power, but also inner qualities such as confidence (without conceit), courage (without recklessness), committment and a conscience.
The true Alpha male has the combination of physical and mental toughness but also a concern for other humans as a whole.
A true Alpha male meets the ideal of contemporary masculine excellence. In other words, the true Alpha male has all the core qualities of a hero.”
There, what do you think about that? I realise it’s nothing we don’t already know but I think this guy summed it up pretty neat.
I love Mark’s description. That is soooooooo what I want my heroes to be.
Not the obnoxious Alphole stereotype I seem to create when I try to Alpha them up.
(I can’t reference this quote properly, as I don’t know for sure where it comes from and neither does Aideen. If anyone knows the name of the speaker and the documentary it’s from, please let me know so I can give them credit!)
For a funnier look at the Alpha hero, try Sally Clement’s list of Don’ts for Romance Heroes.