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Is this a shifting position? I'm a curious, moderately well-read girl, and a reasonably perceptive one, but the state of being male is of course a foreign landscape to me for the most part. I have read previous AskMe's the what happens when men pass each other on the sidewalk?Alpha Males - ContraPoints
I understand this in advance, so you don't have to point it out. I am also aware that men are not wolves, and that you have many interests and thoughts and feelings that do not involve social dominance and that many of you may well never think of it at all. One of the things I find interesting in men is that they seem to be aware of social hierarchy and dominance in a way that tends to pass women by entirely. I have the definite impression, from reading, interrogating men on this issue, and observing people in the wild, that men youngish men, at least are often engaged in a bout of King of the Hill: Or, if not a struggle, an awareness of the pecking order.
In either case, I'm mostly only aware of these things if I really pay attention. Can you help me understand how this hierarchy is determined? Essentially, I want to know what it's like, as a hierarchy-conscious male, to walk into a situation where you have to interact with other strange males.
A ridiculous number of questions follows: Is your spot in the rankings something innate - that is, you walk into a new office already knowing that you tend to be a highly-ranked beta male, for instance - or something that must be determined in every new situation? How do you know who's one up, and who's one down? Are there behavioral or body-language markers? When you first meet another man, is the relative firmness of your handshakes indicative of dominance?
Does it have to do with posture, eye contact, physical size, perceived strength? All of the above? Is a new relationship slightly awkward until one of you takes a step back and acknowledges the higher status of the other?
How do you indicate that you've rolled over and showed your belly? Is this then a permanent state between the two of you, or something that shifts Do you recognize alpha-male types in social environments, even without interacting with them? In your social groups, are you conscious of a constant shifting of the pecking order, or does it remain fairly constant?
What happens if you "out-alpha" your male boss? If you're the sort of male who doesn't particularly want to get involved in someone's dominance display, what's it like to interact with a dominance-obsessed male? Is this something that fades with age, or do men in their sixties still establish relative rank? Are issues of dominance and hierarchy something you discuss with other men? What about with women? Are you consciously aware of what's going on in an interaction, or is it more instinctual?
Does it feel good to come out "one up" and bad to come out "one down", or is it not an emotional experience? Sorry for the gazillion questions. Unfortunately, from my experience, nothing to do with reality. My relationships with my male friends may have something to do with point scoring and oneupmanship form time to time, but there is no suggestion whatsoever that there is any existence of any hierarchy.
I mean, I know that some of them are better than me at Halo, but that's OK, I can drink more than them. Maybe we're all just snags? Or too immersed in it and not honest enough with each other to really give you a straight answer? Nah I don't think so, I think the hypothesis is off. I am conscious of who is or isn't an alpha male type, but there is no real order.
You put everyone in the group in a room and have them all throw out ideas of something to do, people will go with the "alpha male's" idea.
A group of guys walk into a party, people will go up to the "Alpha male" first. Really they are just the popular ones in the group. That would be because their brains aren't as well developed and they have less social skills. Also, it's harder to choose their associates. I had a rough idea where I stood in the coolness stakes at high school amongst my peers. Yeah, I think it still applies to teenagers and dickheads who haven't grown out of that. But really, I don't think it applies to m any mature responsible adult mals.
Constant, I think its all about charisma and popularity and some people are just cooler than others. Oh, thats not a social group type of thing, thats making someone in a real position of power feel like you beat them. Some aren't bad about it others flip out. Depends on how competitive they are. I think you are relating dominance obsessiveness with actual dominance, where as really the Alpha male in the group either doesn't care or is good at pretending he doesn't care.
Dominance obsessed guys are the ones that throw temper tantrums when things don't go their way. Those tantrums make them no fun to be around. And since they aren't fun, they aren't popular, and therefore not dominant. You're going to get a bunch of "this isn't true for me! But I suspect a lot of these folks do, in fact, fit into a pecking order; they just aren't aware of it.
Also, a lot of folks who claim there is no pecking order tend to be low on the pecking order and thus have an interest in there being no pecking order. I'll try to respond to your question in depth after I get a little sleep. Pretty much sums it up. My friends and I tend to have sort of informal contests, like riffing on some sort of funny theme and seeing who can make the others laugh the hardest, who can come up with the worst pun or whatever, and some have more dominating personalities than others, but there is no cabal hierarchy.
In my experience, when we're just among friends, most men simply don't think that way. That sort of thinking — who fills what role here? None of my male relationships are nearly that complicated or nuanced, even subconsciously.
The alpha male at my workplace is the bigboss, but I think that's just kowtowing to the bigboss, rather than any sort of inherent pissing contest that comes from having more than one penis in the room.
To the extent that there are ever dominance displays or contests in my life, it's always in jest. I'd say that this series of question s is probably most pertinent to younger single males, and a lot of the status is going to be determined by the behaviours of the nearest female. It is generally strange to be overtly paying to attention to "the rules", but as a guy, i think there are some rules going on here.
Some men adopt different postures and intonations during, for example, a conversation. This fades as they become friends, as they form a "tribe. Within the tribe, men do not observe the rules. This tribe idea seems not to be present with high-school kids: But with strangers I am forced to interact with, I will quickly either fall into deference or assert control based on a quick assessment of the person and their intentions. I am not sure on the mechanism.
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Usually it is because of necessity. They have something I need, so i must defer. Trade is actually an inversion of the game; one must force someone to become dominant and overstate their needs and wants: When not necessity, I think it just comes down to eye contact, and who starts things off. Seems like the sort of thing that would only be a concern of people without much confidence or self esteem. It's called 'queen bee' syndrome. We are not dogs hunting in packs.
That said, there is definitely a social hierarchy but it is different given the group dynamics of the given situation. Sometimes the alpha male is the typical jock, and sometimes he is the Michael Corleone that everyone just "knows" is the alpha male. And sometimes there a bunch of loud mouths that someone outside the group will think is the leader, but really holds no sway within the group.
I will have to say, that it generally is the one who takes the initiative more often than not. This is the one that, say in casual social situations, is the one everyone calls -- the one who the question is "What is going on tonight? Of course I have been in situations where males have to have the attention, power and everything else on them. I would characterize them less as leaders but more as social bullies.
How do guys know? Well a lot of times it is non-verbal or if it is, it is very subtle and made so that the women don't notice it. A lot of times it is very passive-aggressive undermining in bossing people around.
I notice this is much more frequent, or at least apparent, the more conservative the social group is. Socially I usually hang out with a liberal set and it is fairly democratic or anarchic and women are on equal footing as men. Again, it really depends on what the given situation is. I would say more often than not, the male who is most amicable, good looking but not so muchand shows initiative will be the leader, in so much as one can have a leader.
Usually this corresponds to socio-economic rank if everyone clusters. Groups seem to self-identify and the leader is usually the self-actualization of what is cool or what the group aspires to be. Perhaps to address your question directly, as I feel I've wandered around the question in order to support my belief that men and women are not that different in this regard, look to the one that all the guys seem to talk to at least once.
Unless it is a small-knit of friends And yes, dominance obsessed males are quite aggravating and will tend to flout their own perceived best trait womanizing ability, athletic ability, intellectual prowess, money to anyone they think is a threat in this regard or is getting more attention than they would like.
I think it has more to do with self-confidence issues than anything else, that is the so-called alpha male also happens to have self-confidence issues, not that the trait is inherent to being an alpha-male. You can always spot these males because everyone that they hang around is a kiss ass, that is you won't see anyone disagree or cross paths with them. It is more noticeable in college due to the proximity of all the different cliques.
It is a no-win game, as I am sure most men find out say, in high school during all that drama. And it is best to be avoid such social encounters. The Departed, The Sopranos and other typical guy films when you already know who the social leader is. Notice the interplay between those at the top and everyone else. Life is much more subtle, but the same principles apply.
I have worked in other jobs and fields, too, that were heavily male. I think your question is premised on serious misunderstandings of how adult males operate. Almost all mature, functioning adult males realize how asinine these meat-head dominance games are, and therefore, such games are almost uniformly played by men of stunted social development whose way of expressing their fantasies of dominance is by spending way too much time in the gym and partying in clubs well into their forties. There is no such thing as "a" hierarchy.
This primal contest for dominance that you envision simply does not exist. There may be, on rare occasion, situations where a bunch of strange males are thrown together and issues of "ranking" may emerge, but I am having a hard time even envisioning when this would occur, save, perhaps, at the beginning of a new season of "Survivor" or "The Apprentice.
What do you mean by "the" rankings? It's almost as if you phrased your question in an attempt to infantilize men. There is no such thing as "the" rankings.
Your question is kind of like me asking, seriously, if women's life just like an episode of "Sex and the City. There are two version's of the alpha male. Version one is the kinda that mainly shows up in under educated groups and teenagers. They are the ones that will try to one up each other left and right.
It's more of a pack animal thing. The other version of alpha male is popular guy in the group. The people claiming the guys they know don't do the whole alpha male thing are talking about the pack animal style alpha male thing. Every group has leaders of sorts and civil groups aren't aren't about pissing contests. Civil groups can have alpha males and females and really it boils down to popularity, likablity, willingness to plan things and to make decisions.
Yea, women do this too. Did Spartan boys really leave home at the age of 7 for warrior training? As shown in the film, on a young Spartan male's seventh birthday, he would leave home to begin an education and training regime known as the agoge. In addition to separation from one's family, the agoge involved cultivation of loyalty to one's group, loving mentorship, military training, hunting, dance and social preparation.
The literal translation of agoge is 'raising'. The boys lived in groups agelae, herds under an older boy leader. They put their loyalty to their group above their family.
Even after they were married, they would not eat dinner with their wives until they were 25 formal agoge training ended at age Sons of the King were the only males exempt from the agoge. Was Leonidas' right of passage really to kill a wolf in the woods? A Spartan boy's right of passage was not to kill a wolf, it was to sneak out and murder a slave Helot.
If you were discovered, then you would be punished severely, not for taking the life of another human being, but rather for getting caught. Murdering a slave was meant to train you in the art of evasion. Did Sparta go up against the Persians alone? Perhaps the biggest problem with the movie is that the film leaves the audience believing that the Spartans were the only Greek force to lead an attack against the Persians.
The movie leaves out the decisive amphibious battle that took place in the straits adjacent to Thermopylae, where allied Greek fleets led by Athens held off the Persian fleets.
Soon after, this Athenian led fleet saved Greece by destroying the Persian fleet during the Battle of Salamis, which marked the turning point in the war. Sparta and Athens working together also marked the beginning of Greece as a unified nation, instead of a collection of warring city-states. Prior to these battles, it was originally the Athenians who had asked Leonidas to help them defend against the Persians.
Was the Persian King Xerxes really bald and 9-feet-tall? The real Persian King Xerxes had a beard and was much shorter. He never went to the front line at the Battle of Thermopylae as his character does in the movie Actor Rodrigo Santoro portrays the 9-foot-tall Xerxes in the film. Rodrigo, who starred on ABC's Lost, is around 6'2".
His height and voice were both altered for the role of the Persian King. Director Zack Snyder talked about Xerxes' exaggerated features in an interview, " He was out of scale of his voice, not that it wasn't commanding.
Did Leonidas really consult an Oracle to aid in his decision to go to battle? King Leonidas consulted the Oracle at Delphi. Similar to the movie, the Oracle was located in a temple that had been erected over a small chasm. The Oracle was a woman considered to posses a certain prophetic wisdom, often spiritual in nature.
She was consulted prior to all major undertakings such as wars, the founding of colonies, etc. She would usually babble something almost incoherent, and the elders priests would take her word. Like in the movie, she advised the Spartans that a king's death would save Greece.
Some historians believe that this is why King Leonidas decided to stay and fight until death at the Battle of Thermopylae, instead of falling back to regroup. Did the Persians really use charging elephants and rhinos at Thermopylae?
The Persians didn't bring any charging elephants or rhinos to the Battle of Thermopylae. This was a liberty taken by author Frank Miller and the filmmakers, in order to add to the movie's elements of fantasy. The Persians did use horses in battle, as their army was twenty percent cavalry.
Is the movie's hunchbacked traitor Ephialtes based on a real person? However, the real Greek traitor Ephialtes, a local shepard, was most likely not a horribly disfigured hunchback. Graphic novelist Frank Miller chose to alter Ephialtes' appearance in order to emphasize the practice of eugenics that is introduced early in the film.
This is underscored in the movie when Ephialtes Andrew Tiernan tells King Leonidas that his family fled Sparta to avoid having to kill him, as it was Spartan policy to kill babies with birth defects. After Ephialtes requests to fight alongside the Spartans, Leonidas proves to him that his distorted physique prevents him from fitting into a Spartan hoplite battle formation. Rejected, Ephialtes goes to the Persian King Xerxes and informs him of a narrow passage that will lead the Persian soldiers behind the Greek army.
In reality, there is no record of Ephialtes being rejected by the Spartan King Leonidas. Like other Greeks who helped Xerxes, Ephialtes most likely became a traitor out of fear or hope of reward. In the movie, we hear the deep-voiced Xerxes Rodrigo Santoro promise him women and wealth. After the credits seem to be over, deleted scenes are shown simply to make the movie more than 70 minutes. During the deleted scenes, Dane Cook, George W. Bush, Tom Cruise, and Ellen Degeneres are also knocked in the hole.
The joke is done 10 times over. The two extremely untalented writers of this mess want to include every movie possible, and mention every celebrity they can, and include any show they can cram in. There are 3 instances of celebrity panels judging the Spartans in this, and it's not like it was a running joke either.
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It was just lack of ideas. Much of the celebrity humor was just the celebrities pointing out their character traits. Paris Hilton, who is in a few scenes, but ultimately disappears with no point, talks about her jail time.
Brittany Spears acts crazy. Lindsey Lohan gets out of rehab. Tyra Banks shows her cellulite. And every other celebrity that is made fun of, has the exact same role. Also, there is a joke in poor taste.