Joe Rogan | Are Alpha Males and Beta Males Real? w/Adam Conover

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
  • Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1282 w/Adam Conover:

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  • Isc23I
    Isc23I Hour ago

    I dont think its as simple as you are either an Alpha or Beta..But Alphas and Betas do exist, and you can be an alpha in one group and not in another... There is no denying as a man you instinctively know when you encounter someone that is the bigger dog, on the flip side you know when you meet certain people that arent... Rogan is towering over this dude as an alpha, But when in a room with Elon Musk or Lennox Lewis or Lebron ( just an example ) Joe Rogan wouldnt be the alpha.

  • John Livia
    John Livia 3 hours ago

    Joe Rogan couldn’t be more right

  • John Livia
    John Livia 3 hours ago

    Problem is Adam is not attracted to woman lol 😂🤣

  • John Livia
    John Livia 3 hours ago

    No alpha ?? Go to prison. You’ll find out who the alpha is real fast

  • Jordan S
    Jordan S 7 hours ago

    Lol watching him get uncomfortable is the funniest thing I've ever seen. Omg I'm dying

  • Jonathan Batista
    Jonathan Batista 8 hours ago

    I love your podcast Joe, but I hate this guys “opinions”. He’s so misinformed and sounds crazy

  • Julius Doogan
    Julius Doogan 13 hours ago

    Does adam realize how dumb he sounds. Adam: "Science doesn't support.." Joe: I've talked to evolutionary biologists that say this is the reason for this. Adam: "uh I dont think so..blah blah blah intuition"

  • Evan Sanford
    Evan Sanford 14 hours ago

    Adam's definently a beta male

  • Hamma Swingah
    Hamma Swingah 14 hours ago

    I counted 54 "right?" by Adam. Pretty sure none of them were right.
    Sorry dude, in as science book there might not be Alpha and Beta humans but outside your front door in the real world there are.
    His argument that if you take an Alpha out of his surroundings and place him amongst other Alphas will somehow make him a Beta is flawed. A true Alpha doesn't GAF where he is, his shit is covered. That's the whole point.

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody 14 hours ago

    I think men made this stuff ip to feel good about themselves. Everybody has to label everything.

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody 14 hours ago

    I agree with everything this guy says

  • Aldo Gutierrez
    Aldo Gutierrez 15 hours ago

    this single video is proove that Alpha Males and Beta Males exist.
    ...IF Adam wants to push the idea back, he might just say "Alpha Males and Beta Males exist, but in our current society the Alpha does not necesary gets the female and the pray" our current society, betas can preety much get the hotest women and hotest cars by gaining a higher paid job or build a biger buisnes. cash is the new musscle.

  • Sophia Astatine
    Sophia Astatine 15 hours ago

    The important thing to remember is, that to conduct any properly empirical study on these kinds of things, you'd have to take some children, and isolate them from the modern world and basically send them into a artificial pocket of past society, to see what kind of behaviour emerges without influence from current societal factors. And most people agree that pursuing that knowledge is a heinous amoral thing to do. So making any assertive conclusions on any side is pointless and all based on mostly hollow infererence.

  • Spiderman Stunts
    Spiderman Stunts 16 hours ago

    There's only one alpha in this video.

  • Arutemisu
    Arutemisu 16 hours ago

    I agree with Adam actually. The ideal for female beauty has been wildly different historically. In the past, plump women used to be viewed as the ideal beauty in China for example. I find labeling people alpha and beta are quite reductive and demeaning to men.

  • R P
    R P 17 hours ago

    Adam is slithery.

  • Freyr SeaWolf
    Freyr SeaWolf 17 hours ago

    Lol if it wasn’t for the law this guy would have had his head caved in years ago .

  • Chris H
    Chris H 19 hours ago

    This whole interview proves the Adam ruins nothing. This guy is clueless on everything without a team of researchers to do his work for him. The funny thing is he has done the whole Adam ruins everything shtick so long that he has convinced himself that he is an expert on everything, even though it's painfully obvious he doesn't have a clue about much of anything.

  • Antgotguap
    Antgotguap 21 hour ago

    He doesn’t know what a alpha is. A alpha is a man who’s logical, sure of himself, calm, collective, and handle his priorities. He tryna say it matter what environment your in and that’s wrong asf. A real man is a real man in any environment pussy 😂

  • Miko Keränen
    Miko Keränen Day ago

    I feel like I'm getting dumber listening to this beta

  • redfaction 1278
    redfaction 1278 Day ago

    Guys alphas and betas do not exist at all. David Mech who invented the term, messed up once he realized that the alpha of a pack of wolves weren't alphas at all. The wolves were working together for survival. There's never been an alpha.

  • Gabriel Grigore
    Gabriel Grigore Day ago

    I fucking love Joe

  • Thug Thizzle
    Thug Thizzle Day ago

    2:52 "Women" is a gross generalization because not all women think the same. I think the majority of women are attracted to fit confident dudes and a minority of women are attracted to antisocial weird dudes. Look at celebrities like Jesse Eisenburg or Michael Cera...some women are attracted to that off-brand akward beta male

  • cb16ui
    cb16ui Day ago

    this guy should have read Jordan Peterson book...

  • Freddy Cantu
    Freddy Cantu Day ago

    Adam, it’s hard to understand an alpha male when you’re not one. Sorry bud.

  • aziz ghon
    aziz ghon Day ago

    @4:30 I was never told to like what I like; I remember being told not to look actually, and I think millions of years beat a few hundred years of influence in any case.

  • mus mus
    mus mus Day ago +1

    i dont know if its real or not but from the alpha male youtube shit i saw, i cant take it seriously

  • john robbins
    john robbins Day ago

    Joe is exactly correct the other guy completely wrong

  • Branden Keller
    Branden Keller Day ago

    Adam Ruins Himself

  • Roach DoggJR
    Roach DoggJR Day ago

    The thing with being attracted with athletic bodies... that's not a being attracted to a beta or an alpha with good genetics... that's being attracted to health. Health is attractive at any social level ans with any genetic makeup. A friend of mine did the 23andMe thing, and he apparently has genes found in super athletes... he's fat. You can always work in your body and your confidence if there's lack of it, there's no 'switching' from Beta to Alpha... because is not a thing among humans.

  • Skittles
    Skittles Day ago

    Adam is a Beta lol Joe is an Alfa and that's obvious and Joe is completely right. This guy is just full of shit and doesn't wanna believe the truth. This guy is an idiot. He is the DUDE version of the fat girl crying about body positivity!!!

  • Wesley Rueb
    Wesley Rueb Day ago

    Lol. I dont know anything about this Adam guy, but just in the first few seconds you can tell this guy is only pushing the idea so hard because he is a hardcore Beta

  • Devin Boysen
    Devin Boysen Day ago

    I'm into females that have small tiddies and petite ..I'm weird I suppose

  • Devin Boysen
    Devin Boysen Day ago

    Iv taken goddesses from guys that are cutt and look handsome...I'm 240 6'2 but I'm not handsome lmfao.

  • Michael Post
    Michael Post Day ago

    Joe hits the nail on the head while the Beta fails miserably in an argument! Of course men are biologically drawn to women with more pronounced breast’s, nicer ass, and smaller waists. While women are evolutionarily drawn to stronger men

  • Lillianna Duff
    Lillianna Duff Day ago

    conclusion: alphas and betas arent purely scientific or bilateral, they exist on a social spectrum, and Adam is a max beta

  • Adam Hall
    Adam Hall Day ago

    Adam's example to disprove human's live with Alpha and Beta hierarchies can be applied to all animals. So I don't understand why he thinks that it's true for animals still. If there is an Alpha male wolf leading a pack that runs into and amalgamates with another pack that has an Alpha male, wouldn't one of them become beta? He is, without know it, saying that there are no alphas and no betas in any animal kingdom.

    • Adam Hall
      Adam Hall Day ago

      The best part is that he doesn't feel that the "backfire affect" applies to him, only to people that disagree with him.

  • steve coley
    steve coley Day ago

    Different lenses create different realities. Many think we are animals made in the image of dogs and act like dogs. Many think we are made in the image of wolves and act wolves. Most people seem to believe that we are made in the image of pigs and so most people act like pigs. That's why this paradise planet lifeboat has become a polluted pig pen.
    Then thier are some who think we are mystics made in the image of god. Our light and warmth makes life grow and creates free clean energy called joy. Also our supermagic transforms misery, ugliness and conflict (hell) into joy, beauty and harmony (heaven) Merlin turns lead into gold and Jesus turns water into wine.

  • Keevin Smith
    Keevin Smith Day ago

    I honestly can't stand the sound of Adam Conover's voice..

  • Isaiah Macadam
    Isaiah Macadam Day ago

    Adam doesn’t know shit about Evolutionary Psychology

  • Rick Brannigan
    Rick Brannigan 2 days ago

    Adam recognises he's a beta, so he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist.

  • J P
    J P 2 days ago

    How is he such a retard I'm a bouncer I see thousands of people a night the one thing I'm sure of is that girls like guys that are strong and confident and will leave weaker guys for the people the believe will save them if u disagree go on a night out do not drink and just watch garunte any one will see what I'm saying

  • Thomas Need
    Thomas Need 2 days ago

    Clearly Adam doesn't know anything about women,

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 2 days ago

    Yes, climate change is real. Its called weather, Adam. You know, seasons? Fuckin retard says "anti-climate change people " write a book every year to cash in on the money?! Lmfao Al Gore and you liberal crooks are the ones trying to tax the fuck out of us and sign that bullshit Paris Accord deal and it wont even change the temperature a single degree! But they want trillions of dollars?! Lmfao crooks arent even good at lying. I can't wait til these crooks go to jail!

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 2 days ago

    It's funny cuz Adam is trying so hard to prove that hes not a beta and Joe isnt the alpha but they are literally describing each other. Joe is confident and Adam is all nervous and shit like a lil bitch cuz he knows hes a beta and hes being exposed! Lmao

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 2 days ago +1

    He keeps saying "right" as if what he says is fact and that we all accept it/know it.

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 2 days ago

    Adam is a gay soy boy, obviously. Definitely a beta male.

  • Jason Mckenzie
    Jason Mckenzie 2 days ago

    Fuck he can talk fast. Save the lines for after the show dude

  • Giljr Gnosis
    Giljr Gnosis 2 days ago

    Is the little man in denial or just ignorant???!!!! He’s getting on my nerves saying that women are not necessarily attracted to tall athletic confident men. R u stupid or what? Actually he’s pretty smart so he’s just a beta hoping or actually believing that women are equally attractive to the bony, nerdy, shy, weak, and scared beta?

  • Will Billi
    Will Billi 2 days ago

    Classic example of this issssss....this guy ADAM

  • Search For The Truth
    Search For The Truth 2 days ago +3

    This soy boy saying “riigght” after every comment sounds very anxious...

  • Will Billi
    Will Billi 2 days ago


  • Krazede
    Krazede 2 days ago

    Hey Adam,
    Keep your CHINS up! LOL!

  • poliestotico
    poliestotico 2 days ago

    Yall being too harsh on the guy. I mean, yes, he is deffensive and that doesnt work in his favour, but he is not that far off when you know what he is talkin about

  • Classace Classace
    Classace Classace 2 days ago

    Dude makes no sense

  • Benjamin Biondi
    Benjamin Biondi 2 days ago +2

    drinking game: take a shot every time he says "right?"

  • k elysee
    k elysee 2 days ago

    Only a beta would think that men are purely attracted to woman based on physical appearance, one physical appearance, and discount any attraction based on psyche.

  • Darrel Westcott
    Darrel Westcott 2 days ago

    you're probably a narcassist if you believe you're an alpha and everyone is desperate to have you. there is simply a scale of perceived beauty and everyone has a different scale and taste and also is based on how attractive they are themselves

  • David Brock
    David Brock 2 days ago

    He's been hanging out with too any hairy women feminists that hate alpha men

  • Russ R
    Russ R 2 days ago

    Brought to you from a Beta male.

  • TestifyOnHigh
    TestifyOnHigh 3 days ago

    Ego and ignorance

  • TestifyOnHigh
    TestifyOnHigh 3 days ago

    A wise person would see that Adam does in fact have a point because I'm annoyed at the fact that joe kept cutting him off so he could be the one who was right instead of just listening. This proves he was insecure cause otherwise why argue about something you know for yourself. If you know then you have nothing to prove and this would just be listening and trying to understand another viewpoint. Not talking over a person. It's really a matter of ego, not alpha or beta. Sha-duh.

  • Chris White
    Chris White 3 days ago

    Adam is definitely a beta lmao.

  • Noah Desimone
    Noah Desimone 3 days ago

    False dichotomy is the phrase they were looking for.

  • Bad Donkey
    Bad Donkey 3 days ago

    Only a crybaby pussy claims alpha males don't exist.......

  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S. 3 days ago

    In ALL situations!

  • Dave
    Dave 3 days ago +6

    Adam Conover is a psuedo intellectual that presents information in a way that always confirms his own biases. Dude has no nuance. Women aren't more attracted to dad bods. Women are more secure around dad bods because they are easier to roost with.

  • Bernardo Magallanes
    Bernardo Magallanes 3 days ago

    Adam is alpha and beta males do not exist in human
    Also the alpha males are just parents

  • Mathew Flott
    Mathew Flott 3 days ago +1

    Around 6 min Adam is confronted with science and says well just because it’s intuitive doesn’t mean it’s true 😂
    At 10 min he explains to me cognitive dissonance and didn’t bother to explain hypocrit

  • Ghost 87
    Ghost 87 3 days ago

    He doesn’t agree with Joe because he can’t accept the fact that he’s not tall, muscular and alpha.

  • Big Beef89
    Big Beef89 3 days ago

    this is the guy that always worry’s about his gf cheating on him when she goes out with her friends . A beta/bitch

  • eric wharton
    eric wharton 3 days ago

    Spoken like a true beta, Adam

  • Emmanuel Garza
    Emmanuel Garza 3 days ago

    I think there are a lot of hubbub over the simple ideas that Adam is positing (granted, not very well);

    -People are more dominant/submissive on environment/social situation.
    -There's always a bigger fish.
    -Humans aren't living like wolves that form a pact and stay with only that pact for life so hierarchy isn't that simple.

    He's not saying any of the "alpha" traits are bad, he's saying that people excel in their domain regardless of how alpha they think they are.

  • Rance Hayes
    Rance Hayes 3 days ago

    And here lies another example of a Beta attempting to redefine reality to fit his perspective. Never mind thousands of years of evolution. 😂😂😂

  • giveagoodsong
    giveagoodsong 3 days ago +1

    Tying those attraction features into biology or evolution is the biggest hogwash lie I've ever heard.

  • ian gitau
    ian gitau 3 days ago

    Get rich and see a beta become an alpha!

  • J Addison
    J Addison 3 days ago

    Oh please, one of the reasons my ass binge watches these clips is to watch fit, handsome Alpha Joe and friends (also Alphas, fit and handsome) talk AND the subject matter. The more the guest talks the more he sounds like a girl so I tuned him out and waited for Joe to talk some more. I didn't even realize I was doing it.

  • Zero
    Zero 3 days ago +2

    I know how we can solve this problem... Adam and Joe fight, winner is right!

  • Paragjyoti Deka
    Paragjyoti Deka 3 days ago

    if somebody argues there's no such thing as alpha beta male, assume right away he is beta.

  • JeXe Aquas
    JeXe Aquas 3 days ago +5

    I agree with both sides Adam is right in a way that emotional vulnerability and kindness could be nice for women to relate to but at the same time joe is right generally women will prefer masculine athletic men

  • Sideways
    Sideways 3 days ago

    The thing I love about the left is that they are intelligent in the fact that they speak eloquently, but the logic behind their arguments is fucking retarded. Adam can say whatever he wants, we all live in the same world. You don’t have to poll women to know they like muscular confident men. I have never seen a woman drool over a man that isn’t within the rungs of what would be consider an alpha. Go to any public pool you want and watch every woman’s head turned when the dude with massive pecs and an 8-pack walks by. That’s not a societal construct lol.

  • Buck F
    Buck F 3 days ago

    This is a perfect example of Alpha vs. Beta!

  • The. Landslide
    The. Landslide 4 days ago +3

    I always thought the usage of the term "alphas" and "betas" was a joke, years of surfing on the internet made me realize that people actually take this seriously.

  • James G
    James G 4 days ago

    They’re both wrong here. To say men have always been attracted to the hour glass shape is not true. Men used to be attractive to overweight women, I guess because that was a sign of status.

  • Josh Sammy
    Josh Sammy 4 days ago

    I identity protective cognition huh so that what's happening with the left and the Muller report interesting

  • Dominique Holles
    Dominique Holles 4 days ago

    Lol, they talk about the antiquated "hourglass figure" as if it still predominates the female gender. It is a bygone notion for the most part. Anyone can see this every time they observe females in any space.

  • Dominique Holles
    Dominique Holles 4 days ago

    Honestly, I see more females with "Beta" - seeming males than anything else. Unless they are nignogs, of course, in which case females- of every idiotic ethnicity- get wet for the "thugs" and mental slowpokes who just got out of prison... or another female's diseased vagina.

  • Patrick Ah Wong
    Patrick Ah Wong 4 days ago

    Woman will be attracted primarily to someone who can provide safety and essential needs for them. Hence why theyre attracted to tall muscular men. Being able to defend themselves (Evolution) Women nowadays will be attracted to men with MONEY, because they can afford and buy all these womens nessesities and safety

  • Juanita de Arco
    Juanita de Arco 4 days ago

    Gotta love the scarlet B on Adam's chest.

  • Kevin Mervart
    Kevin Mervart 4 days ago

    This beta is in denial, but yes in different scenarios there are different alphas

  • Chris VW
    Chris VW 4 days ago

    You know what kind of person is super invested that they are an alpha? Betas.

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson 4 days ago +2

    Go Rogan! I took away the word also...kudos for not getting up and putting the beta at the back of the pack with the hands

  • SparkyMcBiff
    SparkyMcBiff 4 days ago

    Never heard of this guy but within the first 30 seconds I could tell that he was a brainwashed moron.

  • JoJoeBOC87
    JoJoeBOC87 4 days ago +6

    The way Joe is calm and breaking down his argument without preparing for it= Alpha
    Adam talking without common sense and cannot argue his point confidently= Beta

    • Dominique Holles
      Dominique Holles 4 days ago

      You're attracted to whomever you're attracted to. It can be a nerdy, awkward girl, a big girl, whatever. Everyone doesn't chase after the supermodel thotty type. Conversely, females date and mate with guys of every physical stature. It is facile to say that because of the "beauty" standard mythos, every single person is purely seeking a model or UFC fighter.

  • Manatee Man
    Manatee Man 4 days ago +8

    Couple points:
    "Alphas" don't exist in wolf packs, and the original researcher has spent his entire career trying to correct the misinformation.
    There are humans that are more forthcoming, but it's a combination of a lot of factors, not a single "alpha/beta" switch that's either on or off.
    That said, Adam sounds like an idiot.

    • Fred Stolperman
      Fred Stolperman Day ago

      People are being defensive because a dude is talking shit

    • d.7
      d.7 Day ago +1

      People are being defensive because a dude they view as "beta" is threatening their fragile masculinity.

  • underneathyourbed18
    underneathyourbed18 4 days ago

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  • Anthony Urena
    Anthony Urena 4 days ago

    Every 5 seconds joe has interrupted his explanation

  • Kenobihimura
    Kenobihimura 4 days ago +5

    Adam is a beta male! Right?

  • Josh Sinclair
    Josh Sinclair 4 days ago


  • Sloppy Toons
    Sloppy Toons 5 days ago +6

    It’s true not all woman find safety in muscle men. Sometimes a nice car, home and a lot of disposable income can compensate for that quite easily.