– Do you see yourself as emotionally self-sufficient? – Are you likely to get straight to the point in conversations?Now, of course, there needs to be room for individual differences, personality styles and family backgrounds, but generally, if you responded more YES than NO, the research suggests you may be an Alpha Female.

As the singer Alanis Morissette puts it: “Alpha men are very turned on by the Alpha woman – really high chemistry, really fun to work with, probably really fun to have affairs with.

But there can only be one person in the driver’s seat.” All hope is not lost, however: a new book raising eyebrows in the US offers a controversial solution.

Dr Sonya Rhodes, author of The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match, due out in Britain next month, says Alpha women are so unlucky in love because they’re looking in the wrong place.

Instead of seeking out a testosterone-driven Alpha man to share their life, she argues, they should try pairing up with his responsible, supportive opposite: Mr Beta.

For the past several weeks, a number of visitors to this site have requested commentary on the indiscretions that have happened in the political arena. However, in response to some of the emails I have received asking me to write an article about why spouses in prominent positions in society tend to stray, I will explain the relationship dynamics using research I personally conducted years back while I was a Psych major.

In other words, if that person meets a list of certain criteria, we assume the person may be suitable, while if someone lacks what we seek in a mate, we may be tempted to dismiss that person, even though that person might be the right person for us.Since the Sexual Revolution, women have been progressively building their self-worth, assertiveness, social and political power, and this has led to the emergence of a new brand of woman.The new Alpha Female is sometimes accused of behaving in a masculine manner and is even labeled negatively when she is seen to be acting against her traditional roles.There has been some recent media focus on the Alpha Female and it has become apparent that, in the dating world, the more confident, dominant ladies could do with some help.So, what does it mean to be characterised as an Alpha Female?Being an alpha female is, for the most part, pretty awesome. We’re wildly independent, ferociously driven and we favor passion over tender romanticizing.