Yes. Alpha males can be short.
If you think that you (short man) cannot be an alpha, then your understanding of alpha male is flawed.
Being an alpha male is a state of mind (characteristic trait), not a physical trait.
However, height can give a man an additional advantage when it comes to looking dominant, but still, you can be alpha, if you possess other alpha male traits.
Can a short man be an alpha male?
Yes, and tall men can be a beta male.
Dominance is the most prominent trait of an alpha male. No matter how tall you are, your behavior dictates when it comes to dominance. I’ll let that sink in.
Many men (especially the ones below 6 foot but above 5’6″ ) think that cannot be an alpha male because they are short.
Let me break it down to you, you can be alpha all you have to do is be confident and assertive. Don’t let anyone walk over you like you are a doormat, stand up for your friends and those who are in need, make plans and stick to it.
Example: Russian President Vladimir Putin is an alpha male. His height is 5’7″.
What society thinks should be the minimum height of an alpha male?
According to data from Wikipedia, the average height for men worldwide is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm). The average height of an adult male in the united states is 5 feet 9 inches, about 176 cm (according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted from 2007 to 2010).
However, there are no big surveys conducted on average alpha male height (joking but true).
While researching, I decided to visit forums like bodybuilding.com, Reddit, etc… to see what people think about the same.
A majority agreed that height doesn’t matter and mentioned short alpha celebs like Peter Dinklage (4’4″), Verne Troyer (2’8″), Bushwick Bill (3’8″), and many more.
I also came across some people (especially women showing off their racks) who commented that any man below 6’4″ cannot be an alpha male. Bruh!!! Anyway, I laughed my ass off as they were bashed by others on the forum.
If you ask anyone, “What should be the minimum height of an alpha male?”, I’m pretty sure that they will reply above 6 feet. Well, we can’t blame them as their opinion is purely based on movies which portray tall handsome men with abs as the alpha male.
If you are 5’10” but, obsessing over not being 6’0″ because your friend told that you have to be at least 6’0″ to be an alpha male. Here are some celebrities below 6’0″, who are alpha males, in my opinion.
- Robert Downey Jr. – 5’9”
- Sylvester Stallone – 5’9”
- Al Pacino – 5’7”
- Tom Hardy – 5’10”
- Jason Statham – 5’9”
- Vin Diesel – 5’9”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger – 5’10”
How to embrace your shortness?
Be positive and understand that its all perception.
Stop looking at things from your angle. If you think you are short and cannot be a dominant male, you certainly cannot be one.
People focus on what they lack. It’s human nature. In your case, it’s your height. Similarly, other people have their own insecurities and they focus on it. They wouldn’t even care about how short you are.
So, it is time to switch your focus on things that matter. Build your body, read books, talk to people, create another stream of income, and finally, find someone you can love for the rest of your life.
Pros and cons of being a short alpha
- You look more muscular
- Look younger for your age (disadvantage sometimes)
- Increased longevity
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- Women are taller than you sometimes (but this shouldn’t stop you from approaching them)
- People don’t take you seriously at times
- Can’t dominate other ‘tall’ alphas in real life
- High chances of losing a fistfight with a tall muscular guy.
Will tall women date shorter men?
The question many short men have. But first, let’s take a look at some statistics.
The average height of women across the globe:
- Unites States – 5’4″
- United Kingdom – 5’3″
- Australia – 5’3″
- India – 5’0″
Now, back to the question.
According to many ladies, dating a short man is a big NO. Basically, you need to be women expect you to be as tall as them or taller. This means that you should be at least 5’4″ if you are in the US as the average height of women in the US is 5’4″. Same applies to other countries.
Now, on average, women say that the ideal height for a man is 5’11”. They consider 5’2″ as too short and any man above 6’2″ is too tall for them.
Remember, you can be 6’0″ or above, but if you aren’t attractive or don’t have charisma, then you probably will end up single.
There is another screwed-up case (exists!). If a woman is extremely tall, let’s say 6’2″ and insecure about it, she will probably end up with a short dude.
So, if you are decent looking, and know how to dress well for your body type, then approach women with confidence, chances are you may find someone with whom you can spend the rest of your life, happily.
To boost your confidence, here are some photos of tall women with short men:
To keep it really simple, height doesn’t matter to be an alpha male. Mindset does.