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Do You Think That Type A Women Are Better Or Worse Wives/Partners?

Nowadays women have the same if not more opportunities in the workforce than ever before and they are often outshining their husbands or partners in terms of earnings, goals and achievements.

Just look at Jennifer Lopez for example. She’s a singer and actress who has her own perfume and clothing line. She has excelled in each of these areas, however she has unfortunately failed in the love department…until now with Marc Anthony.

Do you think that men prefer alpha type or beta type women? Do you think they are proud of their powerful, successful wives, or do you think they feel secretly threatened and emasculated by them?

Samantha Samantha 10 years
Great points, nonny mouse. I don't know - this may be a little off-topic, but I've been finding that a lot of MEN are beta lately. And this does not make me happy!
angelbaby2 angelbaby2 10 years
why does this question still come up? It is like the 30 year old question of should a woman work or not and have a family-blah, blah blah,. I say to each his own-man or woman. WOmen can have a high powered career and a family. It is hard but so is staying at home full time with kids. Women also have the choice to stay at home. Both are fine. That issue is between the couple. I don't see why this is still an issue in our society. A woman gets a bad rap if she chooses to have a career and a family or stay at home and have a family. Either way the media and society judge her.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I can't answer this because it's too narrow for me. I have type-A tendencies, type-B tendencies and so on right through to type-Z (and for me, that letter is pronounced Zed). My husband is the same...we're all over the map. JLO may be career-driven, but under it all she's always wanted kids and a happy marriage to focus on, too. I can't commit to calling her a full-on type A.
pud3333 pud3333 10 years
I think what a guy prefers totally depends on their personality. Guys will have a certain "type," but who the ultimately end up with is sort of in the air. That being said, I prefer Type A women, while all my male friends have ended up with Type B women. So who knows.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I totally agree with a nonny mouse. :D
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
I'm sharing similar sentiments with jennifer76. (In all good candor, Laur's estimation of the inherent faults in beta-type personalities seems more than a little self-serving. However, I do not disagree with everything she wrote -- but I think the tone of her comment (as I read it) had a bit too much of the "raah, raah; my type is FANTASTIC and the other type is kind of a loser" fervor. And I do NOT agree with that.) As for "who makes for a better partner". . .Of course it depends on the person. There is no "right and correct" way to be. One type certainly doesn't suit the role as Partner/Spouse/Wife any better than the other. (Particularly as there is no *one* prevalent type of husband.) Not to sound all Mr. Rogers-meets-Barney-the-Dinosaur on ya, but we're all different and no one is naturally any better than anyone else. Compatibility with your mate (on myriad levels) matters much more than a mere personality categorization, anyway. A type-A might be fabulous for one person and an absolute nightmare for another; whereas a type-B may be the bane of one man's marriage, but another man's dream-come-true (and this distinction is NOT divided neatly between the camp of good, strong, well-adjusted men as opposed to the camp of weak, self-loathing, bullying jerks). Love, warmth, genuine kindness, respect, flexibility, good humor, compassion, devotion, wit. . .these are some of the qualities that matter most in a partner -- and they can be found fairly equally in both alphas and betas, depending on the individual. And as for the other question -- "Do you think that men prefer alpha type or beta type women? Do you think they are proud of their powerful, successful wives, or do you think they feel secretly threatened and emasculated by them?" -- Well, that depends on the fella (and *his* compatibility with his Sweetheart).
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i guess every man is different. is he looking for a life partner or someone just to bear children, keep house and have dinner ready by 6? it takes all kinds of people to make a world, it just depends what kind of family dynamic a couple wants, i suppose.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
You think *her* view is a little outdated? Anyone who is not Type A can be "walked all over" and is not a "strong woman" and is indecisive and a complainer? :oy:
Laur0406 Laur0406 10 years
OMGSeriously, I completely disagree that men prefer beta type women. Maybe they want someone they can walk all over when they are dating, but ultimately, I think they want a stronger woman to marry. A type women don't have to be butch or agressive. I'm definitely an A-type, but I am assertive. The only men that would prefer a B-type (who, by the way, are also indecisive, complainers, etc) are men who have low self-esteem. Any man that is comfortable with himself would want an A-type. I think your view is a little outdated. You are right though that there ins't a formula and that it depends on the man and woman.
OMGSeriously OMGSeriously 10 years
I think even the most open-minded and modern man wants and needs to feel a little alpha male sometimes. I think most men prefer beta type makes it easier for them to feel manly. I think many men who do have powerful and/or successful wives do feel proud of them but some, plenty i'm sure get moments of feeling insecure and a little emasculated. Depends on the man and women....can't really say what type of woman is a better or worse wife or partner. I mean I've always been pretty successful in life and I like to be more in control than not and i've always had pretty good relationships even being with a man who is just as strong in personality as I am.
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