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View Poll Results: What's the closest to an alpha female?
Type 1 6 27.27%
Type 2 10 45.45%
Type 3 6 27.27%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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I'd have to say none of the above. An Alpha female is...

d) ..a woman who has confidence and ability. She is confident because she lives up to her potential by being prepared for life. She is good at her job, whether that is rearing her children, keeping an organized home, or running a corporation.

I think I am one. I don't really try to run things, but usually people look to me to be in charge in most cases.
^^^^ You stole my post gentlearts!

I absolutely agree with this. I don't agree with any of the poll options.

In my opinion, an alpha female is NOT a bully. A loudmouth bully is simply that....a loudmouth bully. Loud mouthed bullies are fearful people. The are flooded with adrenaline at the THOUGHT of someone challenging or disagreeing with them...that's fear.

An alpha female is quite likely an A-type personality. She has confidence in her abilities and takes whatever she is doing seriously. She is not easily swayed by the opinions of others, because she has educated herself in whatever task she has undertaken. A true alpha (IMHO) does not always have to be right....everything is a learning experience and an opportunity to broaden their knowledge base.

An alpha female will not be bullied. She might shrug her shoulders and walk away from a situation...but it's generally with a half-smile on her face, knowing that the person she's walking away from...is an ass, and will end up looking the fool. In other words..."Okay, you don't HAVE to believe me. No skin off MY nose. Have a nice day."

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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An alpha female is quite likely an A-type personality. She has confidence in her abilities and takes whatever she is doing seriously. She is not easily swayed by the opinions of others, because she has educated herself in whatever task she has undertaken. A true alpha (IMHO) does not always have to be right....everything is a learning experience and an opportunity to broaden their knowledge base.

An alpha female will not be bullied. She might shrug her shoulders and walk away from a situation...but it's generally with a half-smile on her face, knowing that the person she's walking away...is an ass, and will end up looking the fool. In other words..."Okay, you don't HAVE to believe me. No skin off MY nose. Have a nice day."
That sounds like a healthy, together, normal woman. Normal in an ideal world, yes. Reality, probably not so much.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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When I think of an alpha woman that first woman that comes to mind is Hillary.
A thread for your liking. Hillary in 2008, right? I voted 2 but, could be 3. It's not 1.

This persona is epitomized by Gloria Allred. Somehow, she finds people to marry her.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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This poll would be much more fun if we voted on female forum members !
LOL, I agree.

I bet I would be up there as an alpha b*tch
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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A thread for your liking. Hillary in 2008, right? I voted 2 but, could be 3. It's not 1.

This persona is epitomized by Gloria Allred. Somehow, she finds people to marry her.
I'm not following.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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LOL, I agree.

I bet I would be up there as an alpha b*tch
I think we'll have to thumb wrestle for it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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I'm not following.
1. You were probably backing Hillary for the Dem presidential ticket in 2008. While not a political thread, your admiration is obvious.

2. Do you know who Gloria Allred is? Read first sentence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Allred
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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I think we'll have to thumb wrestle for it.
That's a good start! A female alpha is always a winner and a fighter too. Other women "step off" when she walks into the room. It's not because of being a big meanie either. They are scared of her and her presence. The same could be said about female LEOs. When she walks into the room..."oops, I'll be good", is the first thing to come to mind. BTW, Jamie Lee Curtis's character in the Halloween series was a good example of the same. "I'm not dying today..... not ever!"
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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What is your definition of an alpha female?

For instance;

Is it:

(a) A female who is physically attractive, a sign of fertility and health. For instance the hot but bitchy cheerleader, beauty Queen, sex symbol.

(b) An aggressive, sexually forward female who dominates the other females and some men. Not necessarily a tomboy, but can be, but can also be femme but loud and assertive.

(c) Someone who is simply egotistical/dominating. This articles suggests some one this:

Alpha female - AskMen Australia


Both can 'rule the roost' but in female-only circles, it seems the former dominates. I.e. the 'Queen bee.' Whereas in situations where there are males and females, I feel the latter would be more of the 'alpha female' type. I DO believe there are alpha females in humans (there are in most species, think dogs for instance).

Does the alpha female exist? - www.theage.com.au

This article gives a more generalised idea of an 'alpha female.'

By all means let me know your own idea of an 'alpha female' if you believe such exists.

But of the three crude models presented, which comes closest in your view?
None of the three. I associate the alpha quality in males and females, with leadership and competence, with a persuasive ability that does not come from bullying or dirty fighting. It comes more from an understanding of who you're dealing with and finding out the best way to gain a rapport with them.
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