Alpha vs. Sigma vs. Beta
Male and female personality traits can be broken into three major categories: alpha, beta, and the lesser known and relatively rare sigma. Most humans have a mix of alpha and beta personality traits, with one or the other personality grouping dominating and defining their personality. Alphas are strong leaders, while the more numerous betas are followers. A small percentage of humans are categorized as having primarily sigma personality traits, which are quite unique and set them apart from people with alpha or beta personalities.
Alpha Personality Type
Male and female alpha humans are known for their leadership qualities and their need for validation of those qualities by other humans. Ambitious, competitive, confident, and charismatic are words that are used to describe alphas.
Alphas have a strong sense of self that bolsters their confidence and helps them carry out their leadership duties, but it sometimes manifests itself as aggressiveness that can make them seem arrogant and unpleasant. They are determined to succeed and have no problem taking risks to achieve their goals.
Alphas' strong and aggressive personalities tend to attract romantic partners easily, which makes finding partners to date easy for them.
Beta Personality Type
Male and female beta humans are the largest group of common personality traits. They are known for their tendency to avoid leadership roles and feel comfortable following alpha's leadership. Follower, easygoing, avoids conflicts, and reserved are words that are used to describe betas.
While some view betas' follower mentality in a disparaging way, there are many positive qualities that beta humans possess. Betas tend to be helpful and caring people. Betas are known to be good friends and generally nice people. Betas tend to be more loyal and respectful to others than their alpha peers. The world would have trouble operating without betas who follow the commands of alpha leaders and get things done.
Betas' passive nature and lack of confidence often make it difficult for them to attract romantic partners. However, since betas tend to be caring and nice people, there are people that seek them out as partners, especially people who are done with how overbearing alphas can be.
Sigma Personality Type
Male and female sigma humans possess the rarest and most distinctive personality traits. They are the typical introverted loner who lives by the beat of their own drum and doesn't trouble themselves with social norms or trends. They enjoy alone time and spend it in deep thought analyzing the world around them, working out problems they face, or devising plans for the future.
When they engage with other humans, they are great listeners, as they sincerely want to understand what other people have to say. They are known to be respectful and polite to other humans, regardless of their backgrounds. When they engage with groups of humans, they don't try to dominate the conversation, and instead, provide well-thought-out opinions only when necessary. If called upon, many sigmas can fill the role of an alpha in a leadership position, but they garner respect from others due to their wisdom and technical knowledge rather than brash alpha attitudes.
Since sigmas tend to focus on themselves and their own ideas, many are creative and do well as entrepreneurs. They are good managers and have natural charisma. They can also be cunningly manipulative to achieve their goals.
Sigmas aren't the type to chase romantic partners. However, they tend to be very attractive to those seeking a romantic partner and tend to draw in partners who find them mysterious, intriguing, and sexy. Sigmas enjoy being in a relationship, but they are careful about who they date. They allow those who understand their uniqueness and compliment their sigma lifestyle to become involved romantically with them. Often their partner is another sigma.
Other Human Personality Types: Delta, Gamma, and Omega
Some like to further divide human personalities into three additional categories known as delta, gamma, and omega. There is some validity to further subdividing human personalities into more specific ones, although alpha, beta, and sigma seem to cover everyone in a broader sense. Everyone is a mix of these personality types to some extent or another. It's just that one dominates their personality.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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