Alpha Male Characteristics and Traits

By on June 22, 2011

Here are some of the Alpha Male characteristics and traits. A description of the Alpha Male. You should try to learn these behaviors and apply them, because they will only improve your life.

  • One of the Alpha Male characteristics, a very important one, is that he displays confidence and dominance. He leads others and is ahead of the game all the time. He doesn’t ask, he tells.
  • An Alpha Male doesn’t care about what other people think and doesn’t need other’s approval. What he wants comes first. But don’t take this the wrong way though: you shouldn’t be a jerk and dismiss your friends opinions, wants and needs. An Alpha Male takes care of the close people around him. He leads them in the right direction but at the same time listens to them to find out where they’re at and what moves them.
  • He has confidence and is mature enough to know when to put his ego aside and knows that only insecure men need to protect their ego at the expense of learning and growing.
  • Another Alpha Male trait is that he knows that women are a secondary goal, never a primary goal. Women and sex are important, but not the focus of his life. Women will be the side benefit of a life that is fully lived and confidently navigated. An Alpha Man never does favors or buys things for a woman in order to earn her approval.
  • Another one of the Alpha Male characteristics is that he isn’t possessive or jealous, because he isn’t needy. He doesn’t smother women and he doesn’t put them on a pedestal. He believes that any woman would be lucky to have him and if he gets rejected, it’s her loss, not his.
  • An important Alpha Male trait is the sense of humor. An Alpha Male has a well developed sense of humor. He knows how to laugh at the rest of the world as well as himself. He makes others laugh, and feel good about themselves. People around an Alpha Male tend to get sucked into his reality because he’s interesting and makes them feel comfortable.
  • For an Alpha Male, time is important – he is a busy man, he has places to go and people to see. He doesn’t have time to wait for a woman more than 15 minutes when she’s late and he doesn’t wait on the phone if she puts him on hold. He knows that time is a valuable asset and never wastes it.
  • The Alpha Male forgives himself for his failures and he knows that failure is a part of life. The only men who do not fail are those that do not try. Success is just a few failures away.
If you want to learn more about the Alpha Male Characteristics and traits, you should read how to become an Alpha Male.


  1. Yancey

    June 22, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I’ve never even heard of the whole alpha male thing ,.. I’ve always been me period ,.. My brother died a month ago ,.. At 35 unexpected ,.. I had just started dating a woman a few months before,… Me bein me ,.. I shut her down and everyone else to be alone ,.. To grieve ,.. To reflect ,.. Not tryin to be mean ,.. But simply lookin into my own strength to handle such an event ,.. I have never givin a shit about who thinks wat ,.. I do wat I need to do for me ,.. I’m not a cocky person in any way at all ,.. I’ve always been a boss at work ,.. Sometimes by force ,.. Every single man that works for me loves the shit outta me ,.. Because I always tell them that I never ask them to do domething I haven’t or wouldn’t do myself ,.. I’m always very thankful to my men ,.. And I always keep the situation lite and fun ,.. I’m always the first yo ask wat everyone thinks on a job ,.. Even tho I’m the boss ,.. I love new ideas ,.. And to give respect yo each person and allow an opinion means the world to these guys. ,.. And I’m very humble. ,.. That idea may be better than mine !!,.. Doesn’t bother me one bit. ,.. We all go with the idea as a team. ,.. As for my woman ,.. I guess she is used to a man that cries and reaches out to everyone in the world that will here him cry !!,.. That’s just not me at all ,.. I politely shut my self out of the world to dig into my own self to get thru my brother passing away ,.. I’ve never asked for approval on any DESSISION I’ve ever made. ,.. I don’t give a shit who thinks wat ,.. I live for me. ,.. I’ve always had a self worth within that never changes ,.. I’ve had a quarter of a million dollars cash sittin on my table ,.. And I’ve had 3 dollars to my name !!!,.. And ive always been me ,.. My woman said that I was an alpha male ?,.. Never even heard of it … But I have yo admit ,.. Sounds like me !!!,… I’m blown back at some things ive read??,.. I have never in my life chase after a woman ,.. I own my life ,.. I’ve actually gone months without sex when single. ,.. Never bothered me one bit ,… I’ve been told many times I carry myself in some kind of way ,.. That’s just me ,.. I’m proud of ME

  2. Aaa

    October 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

    the thought of trying to explain what goes on in an alpha male’s head is not advisable… we breathe to survive and take over cause we can, even though it might fade away, if you true enough you will bounce back and even in my time of confusion…i shall never read such articles ever as it has proven to be a waste of time. no hard feelings

    • Vlad

      November 8, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Yet still you not only read, but commented on the article. Way to contradict yourself moron, yeah you’re surely an alpha male right?

  3. Atul

    July 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Will an alpha male read articles like this on the internet?
    Of course he will. Many people have tons of misconceptions about alpha males. Alpha males are NOT perfect. They have weaknesses. He also needs motivation to continue to the path of being alpha. If it is possible to gain an alpha trait, it is also possible to lose it. Reading this stuff keeps me strong and reminds me to not to break down. An alpha male is also attracted to that beautiful brunette sitting around the corner of that restaurant, it’s his self control that prevents him from licking her feet.
    To all alpha men,
    Raise your hands brothers. We rule the world. We are real men. Rest all are meant to follow us.

    • Erick

      September 10, 2012 at 6:12 am

      You sound like a wannabe BETA. We are self motivated and we would go and talk to the girl and ask her out right away–but not lick her ass, of course, during such time of courting.

      Yes, we have weaknesses; but that is the only thing that I can agree with you.

      • Kevin

        October 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

        Haha aren’t you a sad little man-boy flexing those big internet muscles, Erick. I wouldn’t say I know for sure how much of this alpha/beta garbage is real and how much is bunk, but I have my own personal beliefs of what a real man is, and you sure ain’t one of them. I don’t see why a real man (or a supposed alpha for that matter) would need to justify his self image as one of these so-called “alphas” by tearing others down, among other things. It’s like what they say about the worst homophobes having closeted homosexual tendencies.

        And yes, you do have weaknesses, and you’ve certainly shared enough of them already. I’m actually rather taken aback by just how insecure you seem to be.

    • Abhinav

      December 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Very very well said brother, this is so much inspiration to me reading this article plus your comment. I will try my hard to become one if i could. And yes we rule the world 😉

  4. mike

    July 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I disagree about the possesivness of the alpha male. alpha males are extremely passionate yet somtimes withdrawn. Passion is mostly too much for a woman these days…

  5. bren

    June 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    An alpha male never ever has a tiny penis. He’d lose credibility as soon as he dropped his pants
    He is magnetic.People can’t help but be drawn to him.
    He’s not necessarily good looking but he oozes sex appeal.

    • Atul

      July 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I just got a question for you…
      how does it feel like to post the most weird comment on this blogpost?

      • Vlad

        November 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

        Ahaha lol

  6. J A M I L

    May 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

    there are so many things in an alpha man that are not described here . i mean girl say i wanna hate you but cant do that by my heart . believe

  7. Jillian B

    May 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Elizabeth, you are right on with you statement. I really liked what you said.

  8. Elizabeth Okanga

    April 3, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Its a good article and people should not confuse alpha male traits with bad boy behaviour. An alpha male does not necessarily treat others badly (men and women alike).

  9. Jaquie

    February 9, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Poor delusional writer.

    What you have described, is a narcissist, or someone with metal / emotional issues.

    The fact that some men think they need to be “Alpha Males” denotes: 1). how very much they are far from it, and 2). how dependent and fixated they are on what others (women especially) think of them. An oxy-moron, emphasis on the moron is what you are if you take this article seriously.

    As a gorgeous Latin female of dating age, I can tell you exactly what gets both men and women to like you. First of all, be someone that can be relied upon. Like the bible and mom used to say: let your yes’s be yes’s and your no’s, no’s. Secondly, have a sense of humor! Laugh at yourself. Third? You don’t have to be a male model, but take care of yourself and use what god gave you. Last but certainly not least, leave articles such as this one for losers.

    • alphamen

      February 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

      Jaquie, obviously you haven’t read the article and the fact that you describe yourself as a gorgeous Latin female makes me think you’re really not.

      But just to clarify, the article begins with stating that these are just a few of the Alpha Male characteristics and traits.

      Then, it goes on to describe the fact that an Alpha Male doesn’t need others approval and has confidence.

      I also mentioned the sense of humor as an important trait, and the fact that time is important for an Alpha Male (reliability).

      If your man doesn’t keep his word about the things he promises and doesn’t respect your time, wants and needs, he’s not an Alpha, he’s a douchebag.

      The whole point of this article is to help readers who may have problems in the dating department (but not only) get a grip on their lives, by better understanding the behavior of a successful Alpha Male.

      Say what you will, but all women find a good man, a confident leader attractive and want one by their side. We know this, although you might not be willing to admit it.

    • Vlad

      November 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Hard to disagree here, very true.

  10. Ray

    February 8, 2012 at 4:50 am

    You know you are a beta when you wonder how other men can get what you want and have never had.

    Beta men have no idea why other Men so easily get what they have always wanted but have never had.

    I am okay with that.

    I like that there are so many beta men in the world. It makes it easier for the rest of us.

    I have always loved that most married men don’t know what they have. It has made it easy for me to enjoy what they consider theirs, like their wives.

    I don’t understand why most men choose to be betas, but I am glad there are a lot of them out there.

    • Erick

      September 10, 2012 at 6:08 am

      Correct; Women tend to be very indecisive, and go for a beta who pretends to act like an alpha–time and time again; little do they know that in time after their marriage or relationship, those become back to their beta status, as complacent, and alpha males around smell the need of what such a real woman wants and likes, so it is easy for us to enjoy–at the oblivious expense of those weak men who are married, or dating these women.

      There are a lot of betas; everywhere. It amazes me. I despise betas who are wannabes, very much, and I call them out on that. On the other hand, I enjoy meeting other Alphas.

  11. ben

    February 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    so many weak guys out there

  12. Jillian B

    January 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I am dating one right now. Everything posted on this page describes my MAN. I am so lucky to have him. :)

  13. Mel

    January 12, 2012 at 2:50 am

    All of this time we’ve becomo conditioned to beg and salivate at the site of a beautiful woman – what a screwed up society we live in!

  14. Mark J

    October 28, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Thanks for this..

  15. gb

    July 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    how can i be one…….

    • david d

      February 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      I disagree about the possesivness of the alpha male. alpha males are extremely passionate yet somtimes withdrawn. Passion is mostly too much for a woman these days…

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