How To Become An Alpha Male: 25 Alpha Traits You Must Realize

Start focusing on a few things you want to improve on that can make the quickest impact on your life. From there, continue to improve and add more alpha male qualities to your life.
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An alpha male is considered to be the leader of the group.

He’s the one who is in charge, and he’s the one that everyone looks up to.

He has a presence that many people admire and many people resent.

This is usually because alpha males are excelling at parts of their lives that others may find challenging.

An alpha male is what may consider to be a high-value man.

So when becoming alpha, understand that this is not the be-all and end-all but rather a mindset and approach to life that will see you succeed.

Regardless of your current circumstances, if you want to be an alpha male, there are certain traits that you must display and live by.

Some of these may come naturally to you, while others will require work on your part.

But if you’re serious about becoming alpha, then it’s essential that you embody all of these qualities.

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Can anyone become Alpha?

Even beta males can learn to possess alpha male traits.

It might not be easy, but it is possible.

The most important thing you must understand in this journey to becoming alpha is that you will never be alpha to everyone.

Make sure you are doing this for yourself and not to impress women or to fit in with a group of friends.

This is a lifelong journey to self-improvement and mastery.

Once you excel in a particular area in life, you will become alpha to the people that are in that area.

For example, if you become an expert in a particular field, you will be an alpha male to people that don’t know anything about that topic but trust your expertise.

Or to other people in the field that understand that you are one of the best.

Some consider Elon Musk alpha because of his net worth and ability to start successful businesses.

While others would say, he is not an alpha male because he lacks social skills.

The truth is, it doesn’t matter what other people think.

What matters is how you view yourself and how you want to improve your life.

If you want to be an alpha male, then there are certain things that you must do.

You can’t just read about them or think about them. You must take action and implement them into your life.

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Why do people generally dislike the idea of an ‘Alpha male’?

The idea of the alpha male is often seen as unfavorable because it can be associated with qualities that are considered to be toxic. 

Qualities such as being domineering, aggressive, or overbearing. 

While these qualities can be seen as unfavorable, they are not necessarily bad.

It all depends on how you use them.

For example, being aggressive can be good if it’s used to defend yourself or your family.

But if it’s used to bully someone, it’s obviously wrong.

The same goes for being overbearing.

If you’re overbearing in a relationship, it can be seen as being controlling.

But if you’re overbearing in your career, it can be seen as being assertive and getting things done.

It all depends on the context and how you use these qualities.

But the truth is, alpha males can be any type of person.

That’s why it’s essential to surround yourself with people who appreciate these qualities and not try to limit yourself to sticking with beta male traits.

You may want to add more alpha male characteristics to your life, like being more overbearing in the workplace, because you know you are losing out on opportunities.

Your colleagues likely will not like this, especially if you start to outshine them, but that’s something you will have to deal with.

The key is to not let the opinions of others control your life.

Do what you know is best for you, and don’t try to please everyone.

How do you become an Alpha Male?

Now that we have some context for an alpha male let’s talk about how you can become one.

The most important thing to understand is that this is not something you can do overnight.

You must continuously work on yourself and never stop learning.

Start focusing on a few things you want to improve on that can make the quickest impact on your life.

From there, continue to improve and add more alpha male qualities to your life.

Here are the traits that can lead you to become a true alpha male:

Exude confidence before and after the success

There is no getting around this.

All alpha males exude confidence.

This doesn’t mean that you need to be cocky or arrogant.

It just means that you need to believe in yourself and your abilities.

You need to know that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

If you don’t have this belief, achieving anything in life will be very difficult.

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Be relentless in your pursuits

When an alpha male has a strong sense of purpose, he will go after it with everything he has.

He doesn’t give up easily and will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals.

This is the type of mindset you need to have if you want to be successful in anything you do.

This sense of purpose brings out natural leaders because they have the drive to fight for the cause, inspiring others to follow them.

Have a purpose to focus on in life, and people around you who believe in the vision propel the alpha male high into the social status hierarchy.

Make the tough choice and own them

Successful alpha males are not afraid to make decisions.

An alpha male knows he must make quick and efficient decisions to get things done.

He also knows that they cannot please everyone, so they are not afraid of making decisions that may not be popular with everyone.

What’s important is that they make the best decision for the situation.

They also know that they must take responsibility for their decisions, even if they are not popular.

Show self-control even when things are hectic

An alpha male can remain calm in any situation.

He knows that if he panics, it will only make the situation worse.

So, he remains calm and in control at all times.

This is essential because it shows that you can remain level-headed even when things go wrong.

If you want to be an alpha leader, you must show that while everyone else is frantic, you can be the one they turn to for guidance.

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Work on their mental and physical strength

An alpha male is mentally and physically tough.

He is not afraid of challenges and knows he can overcome anything that comes his way.

This doesn’t mean that he is perfect.

It just means he is strong enough to handle whatever life throws.

He also knows how to take care of his body and keeps himself in peak physical condition.

If you want to be an alpha male, you must work on building your mental and physical strength.

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Build a lifestyle others would want to be apart of

Men and women alike are attracted to successful alpha males.

One of the reasons for this is because they have an enviable lifestyle.

They have a lifestyle that others want to be a part of.

This doesn’t mean Bugatti’s and mansion parties.

But if you have a life that consists of going to work and going straight home to watch some Netflix, it’s not going to be very attractive to others.

An alpha lifestyle is interesting, fulfilling, and exciting.

It’s a lifestyle that others want to be a part of because it looks like fun.

Grow your skillset, have various hobbies, and know how to have a good time.

Stay out of the shadows

All alpha males are known.

They are not afraid to take charge and show off their successes.

An alpha male knows he must stay out of the shadows and be in the spotlight to a certain extent.

This is not a quality everyone has, but it is essential for an alpha male.

If you want to be an alpha male, you must be willing to put yourself out there.

You can’t be seen as an alpha male if no one knows you and what you’ve accomplished.

Join relevant organizations, get local or national media coverage and have a presence online that shows off your accomplishments.

Always have goals and are never complacent

There is a reason alpha males are known to have more success and opportunities in life.

It’s because they are constantly setting goals and working towards them.

They are never complacent with where they are in life.

They are always striving to be better and achieve more.

If you want to be an alpha male, you must have goals that you are constantly working towards.

You can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen.

You have to make them happen.

Be a man of action and go out there and get what you want in life.

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Always have good energy

The main trait of an alpha male is that people want to be associated with him.

If you are a Debbie downer, people will not want to be around you.

An alpha male always has good energy.

No matter what he is doing or where he is, he always has a positive attitude and good vibes.

People are naturally drawn to this personality type.

Celebrate others’ accomplishments and be uplifting when others are struggling.

If you want to be an alpha male, you must make sure you are exuding positive energy at all times.

Learn how to have excellent social skills

One of the most essential qualities of an alpha male is his social skills.

They understand the basics of human psychology and reading body language.

In other words, they understand how to “work a room.”

Alpha men know how to make people comfortable and build rapport quickly.

They also know how to influence others and get them to see things from their perspective.

If you want to be an alpha male, you must work on developing your social skills.

This is one of the most essential qualities that will help you succeed in your pursuit of becoming an alpha male.

Have a great sense of self-awareness

An alpha male is always aware of his strengths and weaknesses.

He knows how to use his strengths to his advantage and works on his weaknesses to make them stronger.

Or understand how to leverage his strengths to overshadow his weaknesses.

This quality is vital because it shows that you are constantly growing and trying to improve yourself.

If you want to be an alpha male, you must have a great sense of self-awareness.

You can’t just rely on your strengths.

You have to understand your weaknesses and work on them.

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Have unshakable values

An alpha male’s values are essential because they provide him with a moral compass that he can always rely on.

No matter what life throws at him, an alpha male knows he can always fall back on his values to help him make the right decision.

He understands that his values will help shape his life into what he wants and is wary of people that don’t align with his values.

You must have strong values that you never waver over.

Your values should be something you are proud of and willing to stand up for.

Build a high-risk tolerance

Alpha males are known for their high-risk tolerance.

They are willing to take chances and go after what they want in life.

They understand that taking risks is necessary for growth and progress.

If you want to be an alpha male, you must learn to take risks.

You can’t be afraid to put yourself out there and go after what you want.

Don’t be afraid to fail.

Failure is part of the journey to success.

You must embrace failure and learn from it.

“Successful people fail a lot more than unsuccessful people.”

That’s a bar you need to hold on to and remember.

Failure is the ultimate stepping stone to success.

So, if you want to be an alpha male, don’t be afraid to take risks and fail.

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Don’t rely on other people

Relying on other people makes alpha males fall short.

They understand that they are in charge of their own lives and destiny.

They don’t rely on anyone else to make things happen for them.

You can’t rely on other people to do things for you.

You have to be the one in charge of your life.

If you are not making the amount of money you want or your self-esteem is not where it needs to be, true alpha males take matters into their own hands.

They don’t wait for someone else to give them an opportunity.

They create their own opportunities.

This is not to say don’t ask for help, but don’t rely on other people to get things done for you.

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Learn to use your voice

One common trait that alpha males tend to have is that they know how to use their voice.

This means communicating effectively and efficiently.

They understand the importance of using their words to influence others.

Make sure your communication is clear and concise.

You also want to make sure you are being heard.

This can be difficult for beta males to grow out of, but it’s too important of a skill not to improve on.

Don’t be afraid to use your voice and communicate what you want.

Be assertive and stand up for yourself.

Use your words to influence others and get them to see things from your perspective.

Alpha males are not pushovers.

They know how to stand up for themselves and their beliefs.

You can’t let people walk all over you.

You have to be willing to ruffle some features when the time is right.

Beta males tend to just let things go and not rock the boat.

There is a time for this, but there can be a thin line between being a beta male and an alpha male.

And you will know the feeling when it’s time to stand up.

If you don’t, then you still have some work to do.

Lean into the discomfort

Personal growth will come from the opposite side of comfort.

This is something alpha males know all too well.

In order to grow, you must be willing to face your fears and do things that make you uncomfortable.

You can’t stay in your comfort zone your entire life.

You have to be willing to push yourself and step out of your comfort zone.

Only when you do this will you grow as a person.

This is easier said than done when you spend over a decade not eating healthy, focusing on your mental well-being, or working out.

But you must be willing to do it if you want to improve your life.

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

The first step is acknowledging that you need to make a change.

And the second step is taking action and making the change.

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Challenge yourself

As an alpha male, you have to tap into your masculine side and do things that challenge you.

This could be anything from starting your own business to going on an adventure.

It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it challenges you in some way.

You have to be willing to put yourself out there and push your boundaries.

The more you challenge yourself, the more you will grow.

And the more you grow, the more alpha male you will become.

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Build a solid social circle

One of the strongest alpha male qualities they possess is the ability to associate with other like-minded and respected individuals.

You are the average sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

And alpha males know this.

This is why they surround themselves with other successful and ambitious people.

They understand that this is one of the quickest ways to improve their own lives.

If you want to be successful, you have to be willing to associate with other successful people.

You can’t just associate with anyone.

You have to be intentional about who you spend your time with.

Make sure they are people who care, challenge, and push you to be a better person.

It’s the ultimate self-care hack.

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Command respect

An alpha male must be respected by those around him.

This doesn’t mean he has to be the biggest and the strongest.

It just means that people have to see him as a leader.

And in order to earn respect, you have to give respect.

You can’t expect people to respect you if you don’t respect them.

It’s a two-way street.

Respect is something that has to be earned.

You can’t just demand it from people.

You have to show them that you deserve it.

And the best way to do this is by respecting others and being a person that can be admired.

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Be able to defend yourself

Alpha males are typically able to defend themselves and those around them.

This doesn’t mean they are looking for a fight.

It just means they are willing to stand up for themselves and others.

They understand that there are times when you have to fight in order to protect yourself or those you love.

And they are willing to do whatever it takes to defend themselves from predators.

You can start by teaching yourself to fight at home and join a self-defense class like mixed martial arts or boxing when ready.

There is s self-confidence that cultivates when you have the ability to defend yourself.

And it’s something that will come in handy if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Self-loathing is not an option

Self-loathing and blaming your hate for life are reserved for beta males.

Alpha males know that if they don’t take charge of their own life, no one else will.

And alphas are not willing to accept that.

So, they take full responsibility for their lives and their choices.

And they understand that if something goes wrong, it’s their fault, and they have to fix it.

This is a strength that very few people possess.

And it’s what sets alpha males apart from everyone else.

If you want to be an alpha male, you have to be willing to take responsibility for your life.

You can’t blame others for your mistakes or your failures.

You have to own them and learn from them.

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Have strong masculine energy

A guy can be seen as an alpha male simply because he is 6’4, in shape, and has a deep voice.

But that’s not what alpha male energy is all about.

It’s about having a strong presence and exuding confidence.

It’s about being the leader of the pack and being in control.

And it’s something that you can’t fake.

An alpha male will lean into his masculinity.

He will be unapologetic about who he is and what he wants.

And he will be the one in charge, no matter what situation he’s in.

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Have women most men would want

Alpha men typically don’t have difficulty attracting women.

It’s one of those things that makes other men look up to alpha males.

And the thing that makes women attracted to alpha males.

Average guys and beta males want more women, and women want men that other women want.

This is no easy feat.

To get these kinds of women, you have to be the best alpha male you can be.

It takes years of hard work, dedication, and focus.

But it’s worth it when you can have multiple women to pick from.

It’s a sign that you have arrived as an alpha male.

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Is it good to be an alpha male?

The term alpha male doesn’t have to be a negative thing.

An alpha male can be a strong and positive force in the world.

He can be a leader and an example for others to follow.

And he can be someone that people look up to and admire.

But it’s important to remember that being an alpha male is not about being the biggest and the baddest.

It’s about having the strength, the confidence, and the ability to take charge and be a leader.

And it’s something that you have to work hard to achieve.

So, don’t let media and YouTubers make you feel like your pursuit to be alpha is something to be ashamed of.

It’s not.

It’s something to be proud of.

You are making a conscious decision to step up and stand out.

You are ready to live life on your terms and work for it.

This is something that should be respected and admired.

Becoming an alpha male is not easy.

But it’s definitely worth it.


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