An alpha male is not one who simply uses their powers to bully the rest of the group and maintain dominance with fear tactics. A true alpha male is a protector and defender of his kind, recognizing that as a unit they are only as strong as the weakest link & taking initiative to make sure that even the weakest are assisted. We seem to think alpha males are selfish ass holes that possess the most desired things in the group. This is true, but it is respect, amazement, gratitude, appreciation & admiration that truly makes an alpha great & without these he is simply one who got lucky in the genetic lottery. His decisions & what he has earned will always outshine what he has been given.
I haven't seen it to that extent you have described, but ever since i became a big gym head I've been trying to put my friends onto what i've been reading and what has been working for me but they just stay in their ruts. I guess they are comforted by the predictable.
I gotta say though my results are shitting on them and they still give no fucks. I chalk it up to people just saying they want success but not actually having the passion for it. A poor organization of priorities.