About six years ago, Vox Day published his socio-sexual hierarchy. It is a good primer to figuring out how groups of men organize themselves. Earlier this week, Davis Aurini had a debate with Robert Stark over the nature of the Gamma male. I’d like to revisit that hierarchy because it still seems to be misunderstood, in my opinion, to this day:
- Alpha – The top of the hierarchy. President Donald Trump is an Alpha. He’s confident, boisterous, and handsome. Usually Alphas are incredibly attractive, both physically and financially, as well as insanely confident. Natural Alphas, however, cannot tell you how to be Alpha. For example, recall a story of how Donald Trump took a model at a party and chose a bikini for her, shortly afterwards dating her for a time. Most men could not pull that off. The downside to an Alpha is that he is usually borderline, if not outright, sociopathic. This means he doesn’t care for the female nonsense that most other men put up with. Also, they tend to only marry top-tier women but are more than happy to bang mid-tier women.
- Beta – The second-in commands as it were. They are usually confident but don’t brag as much. Usually can acquire attractive women like the Alpha but generally don’t have nearly as high a notch count. They are usually as attractive as an Alpha, but slightly more risk-adverse. They do tend to remain more loyal to their wives than Alphas and are just generally good people to be around.
- Delta – The normal guy. Most men are Deltas. There is a range of Deltas because it’s such a broad range, but the common trait is that they are average in appearance, tend to have steady employment, and usually are the ones getting the work done under the supervision of the Betas. Another trait that Deltas share is that they tend to not understand women all that well. Often times, they think that women think the same way they do, just they have different biological parts. On the high-end Deltas can be quite successful while on the low-end Deltas have trouble in marriage because they place their wives on a pedestal. Women hate that.
- Gamma – These men would be low-end Deltas if they did not think of themselves as being secretly Alpha. They are secret kings in their own mind and believe themselves to be worthy of admiration, which is often undeserved. They are midwits when it comes to intelligence levels, which explains their superiority complex, and they hate the fact that no one else acknowledges this. They are also on the unattractive side in terms of looks but don’t seem to understand or accept this. Of all people in this hierarchy, the Gamma needs the most improvement but often times rejects criticism or even helpful advice, instead believing themselves to be gods among men. Very dangerous if given any kind of power.
- Omega – The low-end of the tier. Omegas are usually unattractive, introverted, and unsuccessful with women. In many cases, they are so awkward around women, it can boggle the mind of the average person. They’re the computer nerd you wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. The weirdo who has hygiene problems but doesn’t understand the big deal with eating his boogers in public. Omegas can get married, but they usually marry low-tier women who are not all that attractive as well.
- Sigma – The outsider. The introverted Alpha. The successful Omega. The Sigma is the unicorn of the hierarchy and you are probably not one. The physical attractiveness of the Sigma varies, but they can be low or high. The difference between an ugly Sigma and an Omega, though, is that the Sigma has that same confidence that an Alpha has, just with darker undertones. When an Alpha encounters a Sigma, he is often put off by him because of the Sigma’s unwillingness to acknowledge the social hierarchy and his ability to still nail down women who are usually reserved for Alphas. Very few men can become a Sigma and are more likely to become an Alpha. In fact, if you aren’t a Sigma now, you will probably never be one. In fact, the most likely type to make a transition to a Sigma is the Omega. All an Omega has to do is simply talk to women and learn how to make himself more attractive to him while maintaining his nerdy behavior. Not an easy feat, by the way.
- Lambda – Gays. Really gay men have their own hierarchies, but because they are not a significant size of the population and because I am unfamiliar with the gay community, they kind of get dumped into this category. There isn’t too much to say about them really.
Keep in mind that whenever you generally fit into any of these categories, that can change depending on environmental circumstances. As a white man, for example, I couldn’t go to a black night club and be Alpha. In fact, the best case I’d hope for there would be Delta. But I could be Sigma in my own community.
As another example, if you have a whole workplace of Omegas, they will break into Alphas, Betas, Deltas, etc. A man who is an Omega to the rest of the world could be the Alpha of his workplace.
Also, don’t fret over this. We are all “snowflakes” after all. Classifications are to be applied generally and this is no exception. But it is a good primer for understanding how men organize themselves.