That delicious time, when you just get back from a trip and everything is in disarray. Your makeup is stashed in some corner of a suitcase, All essentials are everywhere but the place you need them to be. Your laundry hamper is a mini mountain just waiting to topple and you best shoes are dirty and need to be brushed ASAP! And in spite of all this, your head is teaming with memories and anecdotes and fun stuff you just want to share!
Ye gawds!! After reading two articles, Sasha @ Platinum Bubble and Divya @ A Divine Humour on personality types, I decided to play along and take all the quizzes and read the articles. And surprise, surprise I am an… Alpha!! **clap, clap clap!** It was definitely the entertainer of the day. While, those two claim to be Betas, I am distinctly reminded of various incidents where I was upstaged by them. Don’t let their pretty little faces fool you. Beta or no Beta 😛 ROFL!!
Anyhow, what I did notice was that in articles describing Alpha females – read this one ,were their particular traits. For example, Famous Alpha women listed people like
Blair Waldorf –
I love everything about her character. Her style, her always wanting to succeed, having a life long love like Chuck(where do I find one of those?? 😉 ) I think she epitomizes an Alpha beautifully- strength and grace under inhuman pressure. And she delicately supports Serena without ever being overshadowed by her.
Anna Wintour – (Or Meryl Streep’s portrayal of her in The Devil wears Prada) Again, Strength and grace in impossible situations and Superb at what she does. (Oh, how I love that trait!)
Alpha females favorite films – The Devil wears Prada!(The movie, mind you. The book was one long rant.)
And a few strong characters I would like to add
1. Dagny Taggart in the Atlas Shrugged(yes, I am team Atlas Shrugged, not team The Fountainhead)
2. Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind.
3. Elizabeth Bennet from The Pride and Prejudice
4. Princess Panchaali from The Palace of Illusions.
5. Robin from How I Met Your Mother.
The Cons –
Alpha females are known for being bitches. She will make sure to create drama and exaggerate things to the max.
– I have to agree with this. Drama is loved by my species and while it would be unfair to call us bitches, we do like getting what we want. Also, most alpha women are self-reliant. It is often portrayed as “being a bitch” or “aggressive” or “masculine”.
She’s possessive and sometimes jealous. You can forget about “poker nights” and similar, the alpha woman will decide who you meet and when.
– Umm, no, unfortunately, I don’t agree with this. Maybe possessive but rarely jealous. We are quite confident about who we are or what we do. And no, we are not crazy psycho bitches either where we dictate terms of your life. Just very choosy about our own.
Don’t expect her to accept her place in the kitchen, because she is far too evolved for that. She’s demanding and might as well ask her husband to clean, cook and take care of the children.
-Hahahahha! This one is bang on. I rarely cook but I clean, sort and organize the place till its gleaming. And every time I think about marriage or children, I do expect the man to do this job and help me too.
I think the author of the article mentioned above considers herself a Beta female as she seems to have judged the alphas, a bit too harshly, or maybe she had Samantha Jones (SATC) in mind while writing the article. If you are chasing an alpha, you have to be bit out there. They are liberal, kind, very loving, not needy, will fix the television for you in case you can’t, are independent and creative. Just a little pushy at times and honest. No much manipulations at their end as they will tell you how they feel rather bluntly. And its no mean feat to handle a woman of such caliber. Like Rhett Butler of GWTW, Barney Stinson of HIMYM, John Galt of Atlas Shrugged, Fiztwilliam Darcy of Pride and Prejudice and Chuck Bass of Gossip Girl, the alpha women tend to love the alpha-est of alpha men!
Note: Dont carry that chip on your shoulder 🙂
Peer pressure is huge! It always tends to hit you in places where you least expect it. Like drinking. Its always easier to pretend to drink than to try telling people that you don’t enjoy it. No one believes you and frankly, are incredulous! “You don’t like to drink??” Nope. I usually come to a party for its music. To Dance. Or for my friends. For conversation. For dressing up. For dancing my ass off. For meeting new people. Umm, did I mention dancing my ass off? But rarely do I come to drink and get wasted and act stupid. Not coming of as judge-y or holier than thou, but this does come to mind 😀
Where do I even start?? Phew, this is quite a challenge for someone like me – I am going to keep a photo blog! I am excited and nervous at the same time. I am heading to Bangalore for the weekend and I couldnt be happier. Yay, holiday for me!! So, I thought why not try something different and keep a photo blog.
Have you ever thought of going on a holiday and sometimes it just bums you out? I was having the jitters last night(and you would have thought I was going for a month long trip to Europe, atleast). I mean, what about my work?? what about everything at home?? how will I manage without sleeping in my own bed for the next four days?? (that really upset me, Likes the good life, this one :D) However, call it karmic intervention and I saw this advertisement on TV.
Ahahaha, I was laughing in no time, and the holiday spirit is back on!
And now, Time just doesn’t seem to be moving any faster! I need to be on my way, people!
Keep checking for more of my posts!
All the time!