The Alpha weakness

The Alpha always thinks everything is about him. This is why Alphas are so easily manipulated by those who are not loyal to him or who have agendas requiring his neutralization.

Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was.

The level of obtuseness revealed here borders on the embarrassing, but it is all-too-typical of the average Alpha. Who cares what the social media companies are actually doing, who cares about the strategic disadvantage in which you are being placed, who cares that your own followers are being silenced and economically ruined, what’s really important is that the heads of the social media companies are ritually genuflecting and paying you your rightful due as the top of the social hierarchy. That’s what really matters, right?

The one thing the Alpha truly cares about beyond everything else is recognition of his status. That’s why they’re always beating their chests and casting about for any possible challengers. So long as you publicly kiss the Alpha’s ring, you can get away with just about anything you want without inspiring his opposition.

This is another area where being confused with an Alpha is advantageous to the Sigma. Whereas the Alpha is naturally inclined to preen and forgive all sorts of shenanigans so long as sufficient smoke is being blown up his backside, the Sigma is suspicious of anyone who pays him compliments, particularly those he knows to be less than entirely merited.