Are you an Alpha male? Or a Beta?
Although most of us have some idea about the Alpha and Beta personalities, we tend to ignore the other personalities in the Socio Sexual Hierarchy.
To start with
What Is the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy?
It is a system that categorizes men based on their social position among other men and how well they attract women. The socio-sexual hierarchy has a fractal nature and a man’s position may vary depending on the social setting. Like you could be a Beta or a “Yes man” at work while being an Alpha male in front of your partner or wife.
This personality categorization system can provide us a better idea about men and how they tend to fit into different roles in the society.
The term socio sexual hierarchy was coined by American writer, video game designer and far-right activist Theodore Robert Beale also known as Vox Day, says PUA coach and author Steve Jabba. He writes “the socio sexual hierarchy, as it was originally intended, was based on patterns of behaviour. These patterns of behavior tend to lead to outcomes such as social success and success with women.”
The Socio Sexual Hierarchy Ranks : 6 Personality Types
There are 6 different personality types according to the socio sexual hierarchy and each personality is different in their own unique way. Here are the 6 personality types in the hierarchy which covers a wide spectrum of socio-sexuality:
Now let us take a closer look at each of the personality types.
The alpha male is the stereotypical ‘bad boy’. They are natural leaders, uber confident, macho, dominant, charismatic and slightly aggressive. They are often tall and handsome and love telling others what to do as it feeds their ego. Women find them highly attractive and other men get inspired by them. Alphas are highly social and feel attracted towards submissive women. US President Donald Trump is perhaps the best example of an alpha male.
Social dominance and social acceptance by their groups is extremely important to Alphas as they enjoy having a high social status. They are extroverts who love being the center of attention. These individuals tend to be successful in their careers and never shy away from taking risks. However, they can be rather shallow and give too much importance to external appearances.
“Alphas usually do very well financially and with women,” explains Jabba. He adds that they “rely on the social hierarchy and are therefore sensitive to the perceptions of others (especially women).” Moreover, they tend to thrive on challenges, conflict and status jockeying.
Sigma and Alpha male are almost equal on the hierarchy. Sigmas are as confident as alphas, but they tend to be lone wolves who do not seek social attention to boost their self-esteem.
They tend to be introverted and don’t play by the social rules of the hierarchy. Yet they manage to win the game. An alpha can often consider a Sigma as a threat, but they have on interest in taking the position of the Alpha or becoming leaders.
Women find Sigmas as attractive as Alphas. Vox Day and the fictional character John Wick, played by actor Keanu Reeves, are great examples of a Sigma male.
Sigma have a silent, mysterious nature and have immense self-confidence. They are very thoughtful and analyze their every move. However, this doesn’t mean that they are shy. They are naturally charismatic, have a positive attitude and excellent management skills. The Sigma doesn’t settle in life. They strive hard to reach where they aim to be and can be extremely manipulative to get what they want.
“Alphas can make friends with anyone and intimately understand social hierarchies and alliances, Sigmas go their own way and usually form very close friendships with few people which tend to last for life,” adds Steve Jabba. Intelligent and high functioning Sigmas do not pay any attention to the social hierarchy and operate out of it. They mostly avoid doing conventional jobs and manage to be successful by seeking their own source of income.
Sigmas usually do whatever their heart desires without getting affected by what others think about them. However, they tend to be highly lonely, especially when they allow their introversion to make them socially isolated.
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