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Understanding The Alpha, Beta, Omega and other Personality Types

Understanding The Alpha, Beta, Omega and other Personality Types

When it comes to personalities, you must have heard of the Alpha, Beta, Omega personality types, along with others such as Gamma, Delta, and Sigma. Altogether there are six socio sexual hierarchy ranks. This post gives you a detailed understanding of each of the personality types.

In the animal kingdom, it’s the aggressive Alpha male of the pack that entices females in heat for procreation purposes. In other words, the rest of the males just don’t get any. Among humans, however, things have become a little more complex since the Neanderthal era, despite romantic fiction convincing readers that Alpha heroes reflect women’s ideals.

In recent mass-market fiction, even Alpha heroes are required to develop modern-day Beta characteristics, like heightened sensitivity and emotions, thanks to the influence of the female heroine in the novel who ‘tames’ her man. But it isn’t always the case in the real world, such as in the case of a high powered modern woman who doesn’t need ‘rescuing.’ For her, Prince Charming may very well appear in the form of a relaxed Gamma, prepared to take the back seat, or even be a stay-at-home dad in her castle.

Sigmas also do pretty well in the world, and no surprises there, because most of the sigma male zodiac signs tend to be Capricorn and Scorpio. And everybody knows just how formidable they are, and their personalities are self-explanatory.

Are women and men necessarily as different as Venus and Mars?

Not necessarily; according to popular classifications based on the Greek alphabet, we have more in common with our corresponding personality types in the opposite sex than we do with other categories within our own gender!

However, men and women from the same categories often clash in relationships because they are too similar; for instance, two alphas may make a great match, but there’s also a power struggle going on—a war waiting to happen. Similarly, opposite personality types are often strongly attracted to each other’s differences, whose personalities may conflict once the honeymoon period is over for ‘irreconcilable differences’ (the most commonly cited reason for divorce among celebrities).

Realistically, most people fall under hybrids of two or more categories, which further divide into various other classifications (it’s enough to fill an encyclopedia but this is just a blog entry so we won’t go there).

Personality types can also change over the course of one’s life: a man could start out as a high-powered Alpha athlete, executive, or politician and end up a depressed, unemployed Omega later in life. Interested? Read on and share your own theories in the comment area below.

Here Are The Alpha, Beta, Omega, And Other Personality Types

Type Alpha: Self assured, enterprising, and outgoing.

Alpha Male

Also referred to as a ‘bad boy’ or ‘leader of the pack,’ this confident, aggressive, macho guy may be self-centered, sexist, demanding, and difficult to work with despite possessing charisma both in his personal life and at work.

He can be attractive without having to be good-looking and usually has his pick of women to date or marry. Although he enjoys being chased, he finds it refreshing to be the one to do the chasing (i.e. hunting). Enterprising and outgoing, his pre-marital relationships tend to be very brief.

Women do not get much comfort or support from a typical Alpha male; and the women who cheat on their non-alpha partners usually do so by having affairs with Alpha men, like James Bond.

Alpha Female

Alpha females abound in any Angelina Jolie movie (her kick-ass characters and her bad-ass self). A super confident female who doesn’t appear to need men, Alpha women are the queen bees of their cliques, whether in social groups, school, or college.

They easily dominate other women and can be aggressive, bossy, and sarcastic in their competitive, high-powered careers, including political (Margaret Thatcher). They are usually sexy even when they aren’t conventionally beautiful, and don’t get intimidated around men.

They may lack sensitivity and sympathy towards others and aren’t scared of making the first move when it comes to their romantic interests. They normally get what they want: even other Alpha males rarely reject them. Alpha women are thought to have a cold, controlling personality that isn’t very nurturing or relaxed.

Related: The 5 Indigo Generations – Do you belong to one of them?

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Helen Noronha

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