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The 6 Male Personalities: Alpha vs Beta vs Gamma vs Omega vs Delta vs Sigma

Every man has unique personality traits that make him who he is and define his actions. Despite seemingly random acts and ways of going about life being the norm for all men, there are ways to categorize a man’s actions into more specific traits and tendencies.

These classifications help us understand how and why a man lives his life the way he does. Let’s see what each of these six unique personalities offer by observing their four most prevalent traits.

The Alpha Male

1. He Is Confident
The term “alpha male” is a term most people know, and for a good reason. The term “alpha male” originates from the animal kingdom as describing the top of the pack. Because of this classification, the alpha male is naturally going to be confident in how he acts and goes about his life. Confidence is the ability to enter into a wide array of situations and know that you will make it through, no matter how adverse the situations are.

Confidence is not a natural human tendency, and even an alpha male personality type becomes confident over time.

2. He Is Outgoing
The confidence that an alpha male has is something that is clear from miles away. This means he can interact with just about anyone, and he allows his outgoing personality to him in life. An alpha male is unshaken when approaching a man or woman, as he has the skills and charm to talk to anyone.

If an alpha male wants to talk to someone, nothing can stand in his way. Being outgoing allows the alpha male to make more social connections and form relationships with greater efficiency than other personality types.

3. He Is a Leader
When someone is asked to take the lead on a project at work, it is the alpha personality who takes charge and leadership. Many successful men in the world are considered alpha males because they are eager to lead others and have what it takes to ask others to follow them on their journey.

Alpha males make such good leaders because they are naturally inspiring to others, and others are willing to follow them. An alpha male knows how to get a team working together to accomplish a goal.

4. He Is Charismatic
Charisma is a trait that an alpha male exudes with nearly everything he does. Charisma is the sense of charm and swagger of a man whom everyone wants to know. Charismatic men act like a James Bond type character, as they act and talk according to their own rules.

The charisma that alpha males radiate is a primary reason that people gravitate towards them. A charismatic person is someone who is fun to be around and will naturally be popular with those who are searching for enjoyment from life.

The Beta Male

1. He Is Friendly
With a lot of negativity surrounding the beta male personality, we need to understand that this very common personality type is nothing of which to be ashamed. A beta male is a man who is not a pushover or someone to look down on, but rather someone who is friendly and respects others.

Being friendly is something that many people associate with the beta male personality. Whether it is towards a man or a woman, the beta male wants to be friendly and kind to everyone and hopes that he will gain the approval and admiration of others.

2. He Is Reserved
One of the main traits associated with beta males is being reserved. This natural reservation is what leads people to think a beta male is shy and not willing to share his opinions. While it is true that some beta males are shy, many are just afraid to share their opinions openly.

The reservation of the beta male is something that leads them to avoid many social interactions. Being reserved does not mean that beta males lack something to say, but it does mean that they are limited in how much influence their words or ideas can have.

3. He Is Submissive
A signature characteristic of the beta male is being submissive and trying to avoid stepping on someone’s toes. Being submissive means that when confronted with conflict or an opposing opinion, the beta male is likely to avoid defending himself if this means that the other person will dislike him.

While many view being submissive as a negative trait, there are times in which being submissive has its benefits. If you are dealing with someone who is just trying to argue with you or start a fight, being submissive often makes them lose interest and keeps the beta male safe.

4. He Is Loyal
The last trait for the beta male, and one of his biggest strengths, is that he is very loyal. One reason why the beta male is a very good friend is because he is loyal to those who respect him and are friendly towards him.

The loyalty of beta males also makes them great employees because they are very likely to do their jobs and not interrupt the overall workflow structure. The beta male may not always speak his mind, but he will always be by his friends’ side when he is needed.

The Gamma Male

1. He Is Adventurous
The gamma male is a very interesting character. He is seen as having a little bit of every other type of man combined in his personality, with no specific one of those personalities being dominant over the others. One of the main reasons for this is that the gamma male is one who is adventurous in life and creates his own path away from the opinions of others.

Where the alpha male acts in a way that pleases others, the gamma male will do whatever he wants to feel fulfilled in his life. Gamma males usually have a wide array of skills and interests, leading to them enjoying exploring life and learning and doing as they please.

2. He Is Eager
The gamma male is likely to be a person who is eager to get many things in life. On the side of experience and enjoying what the world has to offer, the gamma male will be likely to want to try new things and will be eager to learn new skills.

In another sense, the gamma male is also somewhat eager to gain the affection of others. A gamma personality is one that can be independent of others, but is still eager to get the respect and admiration that others offer to them.

3. He Is Aware
What helps the gamma male stand out among other types of men is his ability to be aware of his actions and how those actions affect others. This can also be his key to getting very far in his life.

It is commonly thought that those who possess the characteristics of an alpha male can turn into more of a gamma male when they become more aware and conscious. The awareness of a gamma male is what allows him to be well-liked and independent at the same time.

4. He Is Empathetic
Empathy has traditionally been seen as a feminine trait, so seeing a man act with a sense of empathy is interesting and perhaps somewhat atypical. The empathy experienced by a gamma male allows him to understand what others are going through so that he can act as a sort of support system for others.

With empathy towards others, many people will interpret the gamma male’s feelings as a reassurance of their own situation or feelings, and they will embrace the gamma male. Overall, the gamma male is one, of if not the most, levelheaded male personality types.

The Omega Male

1. He Is Self-assured
Where the alpha male relies on his group for reassurance of his character and status, the omega male acts completely opposite of that with little regard for how he is seen by others. Because of this, the omega male’s sense of self-assurance allows him to avoid trivial popularity contests.

An omega male will definitely have a few close friends he trusts and respects, but his primary source of meaning and confidence comes from within. A downside to this is that an omega male often neglects to care for others, as they only know how to care for themselves.

2. He Is Driven
With so much internal power to move him forward, you are likely going to see an omega male being driven to do what he wants. He is his own best cheerleader and will give himself all the motivation he needs to take action or succeed at completing a task.

Other men are likely only going to want to get something done or take on a task if there is some extrinsic level of gratification or a reward. For the omega male, the tasks that drive him from within will be all the motivation he needs to see that something is handled.

3. He Is Intelligent
The typical “nerd” archetype is something you can see among omega males as they are very focused on intelligence and learning. An omega male is someone who can breeze through complex algorithms and formulas to crack a code that others are often far too aloof to understand.

Where many men will just talk on and on without thinking about what they are saying or listening to the other person, the omega male is going to listen with intent and can make calculated decisions on how to respond. Omega males are something like a human calculator.

4. He Has Diversified Interests
Going along with the somewhat nerdy focus of omega males, they are often going to be engaged with things like video games as well as more obscure hobbies. Things like building models and hobbies that stimulate the mind are just what an omega male would love to spend time doing.

If an omega male wants to take on a hobby that everyone else feels uncomfortable trying due to social pressure, the omega male will just do whatever he wants. The lack of care for external validation gives the omega male a sense of freedom to do whatever he wants in his own way.

The Delta Male

1. He Is Resigned
The delta male offers a unique perspective into the way a person can change a personality type, as the delta male is usually someone who has gone through an experience that has caused him to change into a delta male. Whatever the experience may be, a delta male will become more reserved because of it.

Whether he went through a bad break up or has developed trust issues in the past, a delta male will be slow to trust new people as he is often very reserved. There is a sense of not caring, in that he does not have many thoughts on how to act as his own person.

2. He Is Resentful
Going alongside their tricky past that has made them not get close to others, delta males are often harboring some amount of resentment towards others. The delta male will very rarely look inward to resolve issues, as he looks to others to blame for his problems.

A delta male will be resentful to a person he used to date or was friends with, in an unhealthy manner. Instead of moving on with life and growing as a person, the delta male will use this person as an excuse to remain unhappy and unproductive in his own life.

3. He Is Self-sabotaging
The delta male often lacks the reality of life that you need to often deal with problems yourself. By placing the blame on others for his problems, the delta male will self-sabotage himself by living under the illusion that there is nothing he can do to become better.

If he is in a group of friends, the delta male is likely to act manipulative or lie to get what he wants. In doing this with the few people that want to hang out with him, the delta male makes it very easy for people not to trust or want to be around him.

4. He Is Lonely
When it comes down to it, the delta male is very likely to be a lonely person. While he may have once been the life of the party with many friends, the delta male has turned into something bad. In letting himself get hateful towards others and losing self-control, the loneliness sets in.

The loneliness of a delta male will lead him to only become more resentful and angrier at others as he feels his loneliness is someone else’s fault.

The Sigma Male

1. He Is Cunning
You should be cautious of sigma males, as they can just as easily convince you of something that nobody else could. They don’t share the presence or power of an alpha male, but they can just as easily get their way thanks to their immense cunning and ability to manipulate people and situations.

Whether you see it as a positive or a negative, the cunning of a sigma male is undeniable. They are able to get almost anyone on their side and are great at persuasion. Being a cunning sigma male can help open many doors if you are careful not to be too cunning with others.

2. He Is Self-confident
Just as he can manipulate a social situation and the people in it, the sigma male deep down has no invested interest in the opinions of others. Sigma males are certainly popular with others, but they do not need the approval of others to feel good and reassured about themselves.

You can almost think of the sigma male as someone like a James Dean character who doesn’t play by the rules and is fine being alone. Even when they are alone, the sigma male is perfectly happy with themselves.

3. He Is Likeable
Unless you are very good at seeing through the charm and manipulation of a sigma male, he is a very likable person. People appreciate that they are not afraid to play by their own rules and are not constantly searching for social validation as a lesser person would.

These types of men are often going to associate with the alpha and omega personalities, as they can all get along at the top in their own ways. The likability and cunning actions of the sigma male are enough to often get him in whatever friend group or situation in which he wants to be.

4. He Is Calculated
The final piece of the sigma male puzzle is his ability to make calculated moves and decisions with great accuracy. He will often pause before reacting to questions so that he can come up with a reason that is either well-spoken or funny if the situation calls for it.

He is intentional with everything he does, and very little will catch a sigma male off guard. People will often find a sigma male to be a more intelligent and funny man, as he is witty with what he says and rarely just speaks without thinking to help increase his overall likeability.


From the alpha male to the sigma male, every male personality is unique in its own way. These personalities can determine how different men will react in social and business settings alike. You can use your personality type to thrive in life, and understanding others will help you better interact and make future connections.

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