I have pointed out before "Alpha" is a comic-book concept, just a modern-day version of James Bond/Matt Helm/Travis McGee/Derek Flint. It is the male version of women's romance novels - even worse, because as I predicted (and has happened) the "Alpha" is the narcissistic grandiose self and the "Beta" is the narcissistic devalued self, onto which all problems are projected.
I've seen some truly ignorant things, such as claiming intelligence is a "Beta" trait and all inventions were created by "Betas."
Those who believe such things have no understanding of history. They don't understand much of anything. They're also engaging in a category error - putting real "Alphas" in the "Beta" box.
Let's take Erasmus Darwin (there are many more examples). He was a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave-trade abolitionist, inventor, doctor and poet. (He was the grandfather of Charles Darwin and Francis Galton). He was married twice, had 14 children, including two illegitimate daughters by an employee, and, possibly, at least one further illegitimate daughter.
Some "Beta," huh?
He was one of the founders (patriarchs) of the Darwin-Wedgwood family, who are famous to this day. The family has included several famous soldiers, wealthy inventors and businessmen, doctors, explorers, composers, protectors, providers - in fact, several polymaths.
They were the true men, the true Alphas - being the best they could be. Discoverers, inventors, explorers, fixers, patriarchs - pushing back the darkness, seeking light, making things better. That's what men are supposed to be.
These are the men I admire and wish to emulate. I don't admire men who spent their lives laying women. I've known several of them, and they've been insecure, weak cowards using women to validate their self-images.
The true "Betas" are the ignorant and uneducated, who, being unable to discover/invent (or even understand much of anything), can do nothing except memorize bad ideas and stuff all of life into them - walking, talking cliches.
Next you might want to try Richard Burton...and I don't mean the actor.