Have you seen “The Grey?” What a dark movie!
Of course, if you’re a wildlife fan, the wolf pack scenes were fantastic. And how menacing was the wolf pack leader? I don’t think he’d be invited to the high school prom. Yet the alpha male is the most influential of all the wolves in the pack.
Point being, influence isn’t always determined by popularity. Sometimes influence finds itself in the opposite.
That applies to human influence, too.