BY TINA FEY
The sigma male, along with other human archetypes such as Myers-Brigg and Zodiac signs, is a human-made concept that helps understand personality traits, and despite its origin, it is a valid way to perceive personality.
Alpha males possess traits like strength, social status, and skills, which may or may not be acknowledged by others, and a genuinely confident man values these traits intrinsically.
Not all confident and skilled individuals seek attention and prefer to stay out of the spotlight, which makes them sigma males.
After discovering his true purpose through a free masterclass by Justin Brown, a man realized that being an alpha male was a distraction from his real goals, and he embraced his identity as a sigma male.
The lone wolf archetype, which characterizes a person as confident and independent, can be used to understand the sigma male, and while both are human-made concepts, they offer insights into human behavior.
People's personalities change over time, and a person who identified as an alpha or beta male might shift their values and focus, eventually identifying more as a sigma male.
The alpha and beta male archetypes oversimplify human nature as there are several other male archetypes like gamma, delta, omega, and sigma.
While alpha males are usually associated with leadership, sigma males also make great leaders by setting an example and connecting with people individually rather than trying to dominate.
The alpha male sees himself as superior to others, while the sigma male values meaningful friendships with those who align with him without placing importance on superiority and self-worth based on recognition from others.
Personality is not fixed, and one can change their trajectory in life, as exemplified by a young man who transformed his life after a personal tragedy using the free Purpose masterclass by Ideapod co-founder Justin Brown.