For those of you who have strong personality types, like those who have been branded “alphas”, it can be difficult for people to get close to you. Not because you are hard to get close to, but because of the way you may come off when people first meet you.
Often thought to be overbearing and aggressive, alpha personalities have a lot more going on beneath the surface that we realize.
What’s more, many alphas don’t realize their personalities are actually making others feel uncomfortable or intimidated.
Here are 5 signs that your alpha personality may be intimidating others.
Your Tolerance for Ignorance is Non-existent
Because you say what you think and mean what you say, you expect people to do the same. This means that people who are ignorant don’t stand a chance with you. Even if they are being ignorant without purpose. You’ll call them on their crap and expect them to change their ways if they want to enjoy the pleasure of your company.
You Always Say What’s on Your Mind
While people say they want to hear the truth, it can be hard to hear when someone is actually giving it to you. Alphas are known for their “straight to the point” personality, and sometimes this turns some people away
You Are Wise Beyond Your Years
While alpha personality types are often very outgoing and extroverted, they also do a great deal of introspective reflecting and know themselves well. This can make others uncomfortable when they realize you know your stuff, and can figure things out faster, better, and in a more efficient way than other personality types.
You Love New Things
Alpha personality types have a strong desire to try new things. Their confidence enables them to try and fail repeatedly without being knocked down. This also means that they are more likely to be single, adventure alone, travel the world by the selves, and enjoy taking risks. This can be a lot for people to process and can result in people keeping their distance from alphas.
You Don’t Waste Time & Like Moving Forward
Alphas exert a lot of energy on moving their lives forward, which means that they don’t have time for small talk. They know what is important to them and they don’t waste time doing things that aren’t on that list. So if you find yourself face to face with an alpha personality, don’t take offense to their standoffish ways. That’s just who they are.