The Social and Sexual Hierarchy
|Alpha||The self-assured leader of men whose swagger and aloofness makes him very successful with women.|
|Sigma||The Lone Wolf antithesis of the Alpha. Defies placement in the social hierarcy and yet is successful with women.|
|Beta||The worker bees of society. Women will tolerate them if they have ample resource, otherwise they are discarded.|
|Gamma||Gammas are bitter or clueless about women. Often they can't grasp Red Pill concepts and check out of the mating game.|
|Omega||The hopeless. Omegas are correlated with violent outbursts like shooting sprees because of their total rejection by women.|
|Delta||The normal guy. Deltas are the great majority of men.|
|Lambda||Those men who have quite literally no interest in conventional male-female sexual relations.|
|Zeta||Refers to a perspective and way of being male that positions itself outside of the usual hierarchical model of masculinity based on Alpha male (top), Beta male (second) and Omega male (lowest).|
The gamma male is another utterly needless category of men. Gammas are either a guy who "does not play the game[kw]" or a guy who is very introspective and weird depending on who you ask. He doesn't really have problems with women, but he's usually invisible to them.
A popular definition of Gamma as given by Alpha game:
Quote: «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»
Quote: «You are sort of the "invisible" guy. There is nothing really spectacular about you. You are not a beta, but neither are you an alpha. Your personality and presence usually blends in with the rest of the room and you're just sort of... there. People like you just fine and you usually don't have too much trouble with girls, but all the same, there is nothing particularly memorable or remarkable about you. You are not a born leader nor a inherent follower, although you can take on those tasks depending on the situation.»
- RationalWiki: Manosphere glossary - "Gamma"
- The socio-sexual hierarchy, Alpha game on March 5, 2011
- The socio-sexual hierarchy, Alpha game on March 5, 2011; Shashank Singh: What is the meaning of "alpha male" and "beta male"?, Quora
- Gamma man, The Social Pathologist on March 11, 2010