The election will raise the those on the Alt-Right to a new prominence, which will bring their heavy commitment to Game Theory along for the ride. As I understand the Theory, the central figure is the Alpha Male (AM), who will also gain a new prominence in the wake of the latest election.
The AM personality is pretty straightforward. They’re extreme extroverts and so possessed by boundless surgency and energy, while also having high desire for independence which can give them a tendency to narcissism or authoritarianism. They are attractive, well-kept, live in nice homes and marry Barbie-grade wives. They favor abstract and impersonal evaluation of persons to interpersonal warmth and social cohesion, which often makes them take it as a point of pride that they are blunt and willing to offend, meaning that those who are more sensitive to the delicacies of interpersonal structures will often find the AM an intolerable ass. AM’s often have a strong intuitive sense that is attuned to opportunities and weaknesses but can also be channeled into creative endeavors, and the majority of the AM’s I’ve known personally have been artists of some distinction, though no one would describe them as possessed by an artistic temperament. Dialogue is frequently difficult for them as they are often confident that their opinions do not need to be modified or called into question, but they can be very good partners in dialogue with someone who they consider to be elite or expert. AM’s have IQ’s of 130+ and have better than average writing ability.
I write all this from personal experience. Though I’m very decidedly non-Alpha, I’ve known five different AM’s in my life, and all as different social relations: they’ve been my boss, colleague, acquaintance, close friend, and student. The personality type is clear and probably has the sort of Don Juan potency that Game Theory seems to value. But that’s where Game Theory becomes baffling to me. The AM is simply another human personality, nothing less, nothing more. It is not a paradigm of masculinity or the keystone of a socio-sexual hierarchy. Presenting the life of the AM to someone makes for an interesting case study, and it might make someone more sensitive to the diverse needs and idiosyncrasies of human life, but asking someone to model the behaviors of an AM is both impossible and a road to unhappiness. You might as well try to train someone to be an introvert or to feel less negative emotion. Even if one could walk the Alpha walk and, say, win a Barbie wife, he’d then have to suffer though what would be, for him, the intolerable state of having to live with her. And multiplying sexual conquests isn’t going to make anyone happy, whether Alpha or not. If I understand Game Theory, it takes AM’s as paradigms or models for emulation, but it is a fundamentally wrongheaded approach to human personalities to take them as articulating traits one should emulate. They are simply finite perfections of human essence with their own consolations and crosses, virtues and characteristic vices.