Are you familiar with the saying: “Do not judge a book by the cover”? If you are, then you probably know that when it comes to sizing people up, the first impressions can be hard to overcome.
For those who have strong personality types, just like people who have been branded “alphas”, it can be difficult for others to get close to them. This is not because they are hard to get close to. But because of the way they come off when you meet them for the first time.
Alpha personalities, which are often thought to be overbearing and aggressive, have a lot more going on beneath the surface that we realize.
A lot of alphas do not realize that their personalities are making other people around them feel uncomfortable.
Here are 6 signs which will show you that your alpha personality is intimidating the others around you:
1. You always say what is on your mind.
People say that they want to hear the truth. But it can be hard to hear it when someone is giving it to you. Alphas are known for having “straight to the point” personality. Sometimes their bark can be worse than their bite.
2. You are wise beyond your years.
Alpha personalities are usually very outgoing and extroverted. They can also do a great deal of introspective reflecting and know themselves very well.
This can make other people feel uncomfortable. People realize that you know your stuff, and can figure things out faster, better and in more efficient way than some other types of personalities.
3. You see solutions where other people see only problems.
While some other people are running around like chickens having their heads cut off worrying about the end of the world, you are over there getting the things done.
You have the ability to see a problem from a 30,000-foot level. But you also know the path to success and solution within minutes.
4. Your tolerance for ignorance is non–existent.
As you always say what you think and you mean what you say, you expect other people to do the same thing. This means that those people who are ignorant do not stand a chance with you, even when they are ignorant without purpose.
You will call them on their crap, as well as expect them to change their ways if they want to enjoy the pleasure of your company.
5. You love new things.
Alpha personalities have a strong desire of trying new things in life. Their confidence enables them to try and fail repeatedly without being knocked down.
This also means that they are more likely to be single, as well as adventure alone, travel the world alone and enjoy taking some risks. This can actually be a lot for people to process and can also result in people keeping their distance from alpha personality types.
6. You cut to the chase.
Alpha personality types exert a lot of energy on moving their lives forward. This means that they do not have time for small talk. They always know what really matters to them, and they do not waste their time on doing some things which are not on their lists. So, if you sometimes find yourself face to face with an alpha personality type, you should not take offense to their standoffish ways, as that is just who they actually are. [Inspired by HackSpirit]