That’s what my caller told me during our conversation. I’m not sure how you define “Alpha Male” so here's what came to my mind.
I interpreted the comment in context of this conversation to mean that the person on the other end of my phone had a need to tell me he was a “Big Dog” and he was used to being in charge.
The Alpha Males and Alpha Females I know who are impressive leaders may feel the need to tell others they are “Alpha” but they turn on their Impulse Control and they don't say what might be on their minds.
The "Alpha" leaders I know through my leadership coaching work more often than not possess the Command strength near the top of their StrengthsFinder report.
Command as defined by the Clifton Strengthsfinder: People exceptionally talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.
Only 5% of the +-15 Million people who have taken a Clifton StrengthsFinder have the Command trait showing up in their top 5 traits. Out of 34 traits that show up on the StrengthsFinder report, Command comes in 34th in terms of frequency. Command is rare.
Successful "Alpha" people tend to operate with these characteristics:
- They inspire trust by being honest and by demonstrating high integrity
- They are decisive
- They have vision and they are able to clearly communiate their vision
- They are people whose words you might not like but you always know where they stand
- They are humble
- They’re leaders
Leaders don’t need to tell others that they’re leaders. They simply do what leaders do.