I'm not really all that mysterious

Dominance and Submission

Returning to the dominance hierarchy framework and the concept of the alpha male, it’s true that dominance and submission does exist. It’s not a myth per se.

But the idea that every interaction between two organisms in the same species can be explained by a simplistic framework is erroneous.

Social Dominance Is Not a Myth: Wolves, Dogs and Other Animals • 2012 Feb 23 • Marc Bekoff • The Bark

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