A reader offers this photo of the Lion Trump as evidence of perfect alpha male body language.
Everything from the posture, to the stride, to the body language, to the insouciant look on his face screams alpha and oozes charisma. These fledgling beta male gamer types could learn volumes from this photo alone. Jeb too. But he’s a lost cause.
Jeb is useful as a lesson in what not to do. He’ll never let us down on that job.
As for Trump’s victory stride… yes, I’d have to agree that is about the most alpha male pose a man could strike. The open torso and Christ-like welcoming hands ready to embrace believers are the foundation that support the entire alpha edifice. Open body language is alpha because it makes one vulnerable to attack, which implies that the man intentionally opening his body is confident no one will dare attack him, or if he is attacked he will fend it off easily.
Women (and men) perceive this gregarious posture as the look of an alpha male, because it triggers ancient stirrings in the primal cores of our brains. We are a divinely inspired species, but the animal instinct is always there, lurking, to remind us of our earthly shackles.
FYI, open facial expressions evoke the opposite perception in people. Wide eyes, raised eyebrows and open mouth communicate beta maleness. Combining a closed facial expression with an open body language is the recipe for influencing people’s perceptions of you as the arch-alpha.