Beta vs Alpha | Bonus Episode

Have you heard of the dichotomies of Alpha and Beta? Are they even that different? How can you be the best version of yourself, whether you are Alpha or Beta, or in the middle?

In this reverse podcast episode, Jon Vroman speaks with Billy and Brandy Eldridge about Beta vs Alpha.

Meet Jon Vroman

Jon Vroman has been married for 10-years to the beautiful Tatyana, proudly served as a father for his two energetic boys, Tiger and Ocean, and founder of FrontRowDads.com, a brotherhood that helps men become better family men.

He hosts the Front Row Dad podcast, which focuses on thriving marriages, empowered parenting, emotional mastery, optimal health, and integrated living.

Front Row Dads is designed for high-performing entrepreneurial men who believe in being family men with business, not businessmen with families.

Jon has been featured on Today Show and Inc.com for his work in helping others “Live Life In The Front Row™”. He’s been requested to speak for the US Navy, Vitamix, Dove, Keller Williams Realty, Entrepreneurs Organization, and many others.

As the author of #1 bestselling author of The Front Row Factor, he shares inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life.

In 2005, Jon founded FrontRowFoundation.org, a charity that helps individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses, to experience the event of their dreams, from the front row.

Visit his website, listen to the Front Row Dad podcast, and the Facing Life podcast. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.

In This Podcast

Summary

  • Being Beta is not the absence of confidence
  • What does an unhealthy Beta and Alpha look like?
  • Defining Beta and Alpha

Being Beta is not the absence of confidence

I think we have a spectrum. There’s the unhealthy Beta that tends to go self-pity, shame, passive aggressiveness, and there’s the overinflated Alpha who’s just ego driven, everybody-else-outta-the-way and doesn’t think of others, but when they both get healthy they look a lot like each other. They’re here in the middle and they embrace both sides of that confidence, that strength but also that emotional attunement. (Billy)

What does an unhealthy Beta and Alpha look like?

It all boils down to insecurities, and that it manifests in different ways:

  • For an insecure Alpha, this could manifest as showing off instead of showing up in your friend groups and relationships, and it is all about them.
  • For an insecure Beta, they become quiet, small, and shrink themselves because they feel less than.

A healthy Beta can teach a healthy Alpha how to step back and observe their actions, be accountable for what they bring to the table, and to “clean their side of the street”. A healthy Alpha can show a Beta how to express their needs within a discussion, and not revert back to being agreeable all the time just to keep the peace.

Defining Beta and Alpha

An Alpha is someone who can be the leader of the pack very comfortably and a Beta is someone who supports the pack on the journey.

So really Alpha and Beta are just constructs to describe personalities … it gave us a very simple way to break down what we would consider an unhealth in two simple personality types. What we want to see is people becoming fully integrated with their truly authentic being. (Billy)

In essence, when a Beta and an Alpha are healthy and well-functioning, they look a lot like one another. There is a Beta and an Alpha in each person, and it comes down to understanding where your strengths lie.

Women don’t necessarily need these alpha bravado providers anymore, we can provide for ourselves and we can take care of things, but we want a partner, we want someone who is emotionally available and that’s this evolution of the evolving man. (Brandy)

Books mentioned in this episode

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Meet Billy Eldridge

billy-eldridge

Meet Billy, the resident beta male. For Billy, this is a place to hang out with other beta males and the people who love them. We’re redefining what beta males look like in the world. I have learned to embrace my best beta self, and I can help you to do the same. As a therapist, I understand the need to belong. You belong here. Join the REVOLUTION.

Meet Brandy Eldridge

brandy-eldridge

Hello, Beta friends. I am an alpha personality who is embracing the beta way of life. I feel alive when connected with people, whether that is listening to their stories or learning about their passions. Forget small talk, let’s go deep together. Come to the table and let’s have some life-changing conversations.

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