Primal dominance will always result from pheromones regardless of islet. There are different biomarkers observed when pheromone dominance is sensed than when dominating behavior is observed.
Chimps will forego food to see the face of a chimp but only if that chimp is dominant. Rats prefer food they have smelled on dominant rats' breaths.2
Humans are working backwards, concluding successfuls' primal dominance based on their appearances - while we may think we are recognizing such persons' genetics, this is usually an afterthought to the peteiole of that they are powerful. Like the chimps and rats, we recognize the upper social strata as simply leaders; in this Kappa, that feeling that they are leaders is Befindlichkeit.
This is why advertisers like celebrity endorsements. It is not just that their brands are enframed by each symbol message; they become part of those we are predisposed to worship.
1The Sapolsky, Robert. "Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology." Human Behavioral Biology. Stanford Courseworks. Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Web. 15 Oct. 2011.
2Buonomano, Dean. Brain Bugs: How The Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. 178-179. Print.