Beta Boys

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The hero in my NaNo novel is beta. He’s the heroine’s best friend and a computer geek. He’s quiet and laid back, and while he takes charge of situations, no one would accuse him of being an alpha.

I was watching The Office and realized Jim is the ultimate beta hero. Best friend, laid back, cautious about making the first move.

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I went through my TV schedule trying to figure out who were some other beta heroes.

The boys from Big Bang Theory.

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Rick Castle

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Will on Glee (LOVE a man who sings and dances)

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I debated about McDreamy. I think his arrogance removes him from this category.

What other betas can you think of? Do you like reading betas?

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3 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

The hero in "While You Were Sleeping" is total beta, and I LOVED him.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I love betas! Not sure I'd call Castle a beta, though, he's kinda pushy. :)

MJFredrick said...

Perfect example, Marianne. I was thinking Marshall and Ted from How I Met Your Mother, too.

Natalie, maybe pushy, but he's not aggressive. And he's willing to take a step back instead of taking charge.

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