"alpha," as in "alpha male." Also "beta," as in "beta male."
That said, men who categorize themselves and other men this way (it is pretty much always men who do it, in my experience, and they always think they themselves are "alphas") do me a big favor -- I know immediately they are complete douchebags and not worth one second of my time.
Here's what just brought this to mind, by the way:
Pro tip: If you have to tell others you're an alpha... you're not.
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2017 10:33:45 GMT -5 by Deleted
Post by poetinahat on Sept 17, 2017 20:21:31 GMT -5
Bingo! I see it a lot on LinkedIn. Sounds high falutin, but there's no way of verifying it. The new term, perhaps, for people who judge you and make vague, lofty-sounding recommendations, but don't actually do anything themselves, and have no accountability for the results.