Understanding The Alpha, Beta, Omega and other Personality Types

Understanding The Alpha, Beta, Omega and other Personality Types

Type Beta: Moderate, reserved, and collaborative

Beta Male

Betas are reserved, responsible and moderate: your average Mr. Nice Guy, nothing spectacular but likable enough. Most modern men are Betas; they’re more sensitive, less aggressive, and better read than Alphas. They are easily nervous or embarrassed and play wingmen to their more suave Alpha friends.

Betas make good friends and roommates, as they’re considerate and somewhat idealistic. Beta men are the least threatened by women who are more powerful or intelligent than them. A Beta man tends to be introvertive and kind of nerdy while growing up. Thoughtful by nature, women may consciously choose Beta men as better husband material, especially if they’ve been hurt by Alphas. However, they usually like Beta men as friends rather than fall in love with them.

Beta Female

Beta women make great BFFs.  They’re usually the imperfect Bridget Jones-type characters we root for in movies. Beta women tend to be passive-aggressive and can get annoyingly obsessed with their crushes.

They are nurturing, insecure about their looks, and want to be pursued by the guys they like. If this doesn’t happen, they are nervous about competing with other women and often end up lonely or with their second or third choice in a mate.

Type Omega: Neurotic, laidback, and eccentric

Omega Male

In popular culture, Omega men feature mainly in comedy movies like the overweight, unemployed video gamer in Knocked Up, the dork who literally seduced an American Pie, and most Ben Stiller movies.

An Omega guy has nerdy habits, like collecting comic books or being a Trekkie, and lives blissfully in his own world. He is immature, irresponsible, lacks ambition, and is easily picked on. In high school movies, he always lusts after an Alpha female and ends up getting her (they’re movies after all), only to reject her for his Beta best friend whom he hadn’t previously noticed.

Among a group, the Omega guy is the least likely to take an initiative and is generally the lowest on the chain of command. Exaggerated metrosexuals and effete intellectuals may be Omegas too. Women generally find Omegas unattractive. As husbands, they are often happily reliant on their wives ’ incomes and don’t help much around the house either.

Related: 6 Traits of An Omega Male That Makes Him A Hero In The Shadows

Omega Female

The lead characters from the movies Bridesmaids, Welcome to the Dollhouse and She’s All That (before the makeover) are all Omegas. They tend to be lazy, untidy, unattractive, have low self-esteem, have dismal personal lives, and are unambitious and unsuccessful in their careers. They could really benefit from a makeover in terms of style as well as life coaching skills and deserve sympathy.

Type Gamma: Restless, adventurous, and fun

Gamma Male and Female

Adventurous, restless, fun-loving Gammas like to do their own thing and create their own rules without giving in to peer pressure. Alphas may mature into Gammas and become more considerate, socially conscious, and relatively diplomatic than before.

Gammas are aware of their needs and natures as well as those of the opposite sex. They demonstrate quintessentially feminine behaviors, values, and expectations to win their partners’ trust and love. Gammas generally appear to lack assertiveness, freely demonstrate their emotions, and aren’t very interested in status symbols and attaining popularity.

They tend to put their family and community before their own ambitions. On TV, many characters from comedies like The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and Glee are obvious Gamma types.

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