Sigma men

Are you a Sigma male? This relatively new 'character type' has been put forward by Ric (see comments section for last post) as an explanation as to why I (and people like us) think and behave as we do. So how do you know if you are one? A quick online search suggests that you (we, I) are if:

You love being alone but value other people.

You are a silent leader.

You can adapt to different situations.

Treat everybody around you the same way.

Doesn't need a social circle to be yourself.

Understands the importance of silence.

Morally grey (or worse)

Hates living life safely.

Social skills could use some work.

Incredibly self-aware.

Master of own fate.

Could be an alpha male if wanted.

Hmmm... I started off thinking that, yes, I must be one, but as the 12 points continued found that I disagreed that they were describing me at all. I have highlighted those that I identify with strongly in bold and those that I do not in italic. Those in blue I do not feel strongly one way or another.

Alpha male? No, I'm definitely not.

Beta male? Not that either.

Sigma male? On the above criteria not a whole one, but more Sigma than the other two.

Or maybe it really is just all a load of old b.....


Dylan Wrathall said…
Alpha, Beta, Delta, Sigma or any other Greek load of bo**ocks - no, I'm a bloke who does things my way. What is going on with the world when everything has to be fitted into a box to be labelled? Between you and Gavin, Blogdom is alive and kicking, keep it coming - Dyl
Derek Faulkner said…
Dylan said it for me, can't stand being boxed in.
Ric said…
Hopefully I haven't opened too big a can of worms or is it a Pandora's Box with this?
Just something I came across while endeavouring to make sense of the world I live in.
Gavin Haig said…
Definitely bits which fit me, but others not so much. I remember doing two 'personality type' tests when I worked for Kodak. They were several years apart, and the second was when I had a stressful supervisory role. The results were completely different. At the time I came to the conclusion that to some extent your circumstances affect your personality. Duh! Pretty obvious really!
Steve Gale said…
All’s bit of fun, but I must admit to not being too bothered about the human need to categorise and explain our roles in society. Never been one to announce my ‘freedom’ of such notions, that probably says quite a bit about my acceptance of going with the flow.
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When I first read the title I thought this was going to be about camotwats...
Yossarian said…
It would be ironic if we were all to spend our time classifying the natural world but refusing to admit we could be classified ourselves (because we all want to believe we are unique - which we are of course but not to the extent we can avoid classification). I don't like it but there it is. Might be shit though.

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