Can Someone Be Dominant and Submissive at the Same Time?

Continuing with addressing issues culled from search phrases, here is another one. Can someone be Dominant and submissive at the same time? The answer, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, is yes.

To be clear, I do not mean the Dominant in charge of a relationship can be both, and I am not talking about people who switch between being Dominant and submissive when they play D/s. However, what about within a D/s situation with more than one submissive?

Sometimes what can happen is that a person who is otherwise a dominant personality will find she is willing to submit to one person. Perhaps she wanted it from the start, or perhaps she is conquered (for lack of a better word) by someone more Dominant.

Now suppose this one Dominant is wealthy enough to have some servants working for him. Or suppose that in time he acquires more than one submissive. What is likely to happen is that the  submissive with the otherwise dominant personality will be dominant over the servants and/or the other submissives.

This dominant submissive is what is sometimes called an alpha submissive. These can be high maintenance submissives, and generally require someone extremely strong willed and extremely patient to dominate them.

Yeah, I know, kind of a short post this time around. But that is all I really have to say about that right now.

2 Responses to “Can Someone Be Dominant and Submissive at the Same Time?”

  1. thedreamingsub Says:

    Some might say a dominant submissive craves submission all the more because of this personality trait.

    “These can be high maintenance submissives, and generally require someone extremely strong willed and extremely patient to dominate them.”

    I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I noticed, you did not weigh in on the matter. Hmmm.

    It sounds like it would limit the submissive on who she has the ability to submit too. I suppose it depends on the Dominant too, whether he has an appreciation for this type of challenge, and to what extent.

    A submissive who has (by necessity) had to develop her dominant side to protect her submissive side, perhaps?

    I wish I had read this post after my test.

  2. I’ve been really enjoying your blog!

    The portion about high maintenance subs also interests me. Would you possibly post about it in the future?

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