You don’t have to try to be alpha

Default User has a good post on this.

Beginner PUA’s will often try to mimic alpha behaviors. There’s nothing wrong with this phase as long as it doesn’t continue indefinitely.

But eventually you need to move on, to focus on being in your own skin, and nothing else. This is what Koanic Soul intends to do.

Many beginner and even advanced PUAs also train themselves to be approach machines. Vox outlines the advantages to an opposite strategy, one entirely based on being within your own skin.