THERE has been a quite a shift in the roles of men and women in today’s household and society.
We are now seeing more alpha women in leadership positions in the workplace.
This is a far cry to conditions 30 or 40 years ago, where men were the sole breadwinners of the family and women the home-makers.
At the same time, the number of omega males has increased, due to the growing acceptance of gender equality.
So, what’s the difference between an alpha and an omega individual?
An alpha is someone like Don Draper from Mad Men or Dr Temperance Brennan from Bones – confident, competitive, mentally tough and a natural born leader but also somewhat arrogant, cocky and even reckless – whereas an omega is like Sheldon and Leonard from The Big Bang Theory – geeky and lacking in social skills but generally nice and lovable losers.
In simpler terms, alphas are the jocks, while omegas are the nerds.
John Yuen is a self-confessed omega male who happens to be married to an alpha female, a combination that can make for an interesting TV sitcom plot, but can often cause friction in real life.
To help his fellow omega males, or males in general, understand what it is like to be married to an alpha female, Yuen recently published Getting Harried, which is inspired by countless situations from his own marriage, and how he has learned to deal with an alpha wife.