via Alpha Game
When we examine any conventional human social circle, we reliably
observe a broader range of distinctly identifiable social archetypes
that go well beyond mere sexual activity. And it is based on these
observations that I have expanded the Alpha-Beta division into a
hierarchy that covers the broad spectrum of socio-sexuality.
Alpha: The alpha is the tall, good-looking guy who is the center
of both male and female attention. The classic star of the football team
who is dating the prettiest cheerleader. The successful business
executive with the beautiful, stylish, blonde, size zero wife. All the
women are attracted to him, while all the men want to be him, or at
least be his friend. At a social gathering like a party, he's usually
the loud, charismatic guy telling self-flattering stories to a group of
attractive women who are listening with interest. However, alphas are
only interested in women to the extent that they exist for the alpha's
gratification, physical and psychological, they are actually more
concerned with their overall group status.
Lifetime sexual partners = 4x average+.
Beta: Betas are the good-looking guys who aren't as uniformly
attractive or socially dominant as the Alpha, but are nevertheless
confident, attractive to women, and do well with them. At the party,
they are the loud guy's friends who showed up with the alcohol and who
are flirting with the tier one women and cheerfully pairing up with the
tier two women. Betas tend to genuinely like women and view them in a
somewhat optimistic manner, but they don't have a lot of illusions about
them either. Betas tend to be happy, secure in themselves, and are up
for anything their alpha wants to do. When they marry, it is not
infrequently to a woman who was one of the alpha's former girlfriends.
Lifetime sexual partners = 2-3x average.
Delta: The normal guy. Deltas are the great majority of men.
They can't attract the most attractive women, so they usually aim for
the second-tier women with very limited success, and stubbornly resist
paying attention to all of the third-tier women who are comfortably in
their league. This is ironic, because deltas would almost always be
happier with their closest female equivalents. When a delta does manage
to land a second-tier woman, he is constantly afraid that she will lose
interest in him and will, not infrequently, drive her into the very loss
of interest he fears by his non-stop dancing of attendance upon her. In
a social setting, the deltas are the men clustered together in groups,
each of them making an occasional foray towards various small gaggles of
women before beating a hasty retreat when direct eye contact and
engaged responses are not forthcoming. Deltas tend to put the female sex
on pedestals and have overly optimistic expectations of them; if a man
rhapsodizes about his better half or is an inveterate White Knight, he
is almost certainly a delta. Deltas like women, but find them
mysterious, confusing, and are sometimes secretly a little afraid of
Lifetime sexual partners = 1-1.5x average
Gamma: The introspective, the unusual, the unattractive, and all
too often the bitter. Gammas are often intelligent, usually unsuccessful
with women, and not uncommonly all but invisible to them, the gamma
alternates between placing women on pedestals and hating the entire sex.
This mostly depends upon whether an attractive woman happened to
notice his existence or not that day. Too introspective for their own
good, gammas are the men who obsess over individual women for extended
periods of time and supply the ranks of stalkers, psycho-jealous
ex-boyfriends, and the authors of excruciatingly romantic rhyming
doggerel. In the unlikely event they are at the party, they are probably
in the corner muttering darkly about the behavior of everyone else
there... sometimes to themselves. Gammas tend to have have a
worship/hate relationship with women, the current direction of which is
directly tied to their present situation. However, they are sexual
rejects, not social rejects.
Lifetime voluntary sexual partners = .5x average
Omega: The truly unfortunate. Omegas are the social losers who
were never in the game. Sometimes creepy, sometimes damaged, often
clueless, and always undesirable. They're not at the party. It would
never have crossed anyone's mind to invite them in the first place.
Omegas are either totally indifferent to women or hate them with a
borderline homicidal fury.
Lifetime sexual partners < 2
Sigma: The outsider who doesn't play the social game and manage
to win at it anyhow. The sigma is hated by alphas because sigmas are the
only men who don't accept or at least acknowledge, however grudgingly,
their social dominance. (NB: Alphas absolutely hate to be laughed at and
a sigma can often enrage an alpha by doing nothing more than smiling at
him.) Everyone else is vaguely confused by them. In a social
situation, the sigma is the man who stops in briefly to say hello to a
few friends accompanied by a Tier 1 girl that no one has ever seen
before. Sigmas like women, but tend to be contemptuous of them. They
are usually considered to be strange. Gammas often like to think they
are sigmas, failing to understand that sigmas are not social rejects,
they are at the top of the social hierarchy despite their refusal to
play by its rules.
Lifetime sexual partners = 4x average+.
Lambda: Those men who have quite literally no interest in
conventional male-female sexual relations. They clearly have their own
hierarchy of sorts, but I can't say that I know much about it other than
it appears to somehow involve youth, free weights, and mustaches.
Lifetime sexual partners = 10x average+
Now, it is important to keep in mind that it serves absolutely no
purpose to identify yourself in some manner that you think is "better"
or higher up the hierarchy. No one cares what you think you are and your
opinion about your place in the social hierarchy is probably the
opinion that matters least. There is no good or bad here, there is only
what happens to be observable in social interaction. Consider: alphas
seemingly rule the roost and yet they live in a world of constant
conflict and status testing. Sigmas usually acquired their outsider
status the hard way; one seldom becomes immune to the social hierarchy
by virtue of mass popularity in one's childhood. Betas... okay, betas
actually have it pretty good. But the important thing to keep in mind is
that you can't improve your chances of success in the social game if
you begin by attempting to deceive yourself as to where you stand
vis-a-vis everyone else around you.