Being a Wild Beast or a Lone Wolf

January 5, 2021

Through my journey of life, I came across a friend who doesn’t care much about friends, doesn’t care to be accepted by his peers, doesn’t care to follow society norms or status and doesn’t give a damn about getting the approval of others. Always lost in his own world. Yes I am talking about the Sigma males.

The idea of being either alpha or beta male no more exists and a new variation emerging is of the Sigma males. He is neither an alpha nor beta. Alpha males give orders, excel at what they do and are creators of society. Beta are submissive, they take orders from others and low in dominance. Sigma on the other hand is not a master nor is he a slave. These men walk a more solitary path. They are sometimes called “lone wolves” or” wanderers”.

A sigma male is a man within the socio hierarchy who chooses to live his life outside of the normal social dominance hierarchy structures of the society. The sigma and alpha males are equal mostly. The sigma male sits outside of the hierarchy by his own choice. He is the one who is dancing to the beat of his own drum. They are the rule breakers and makers. They are often self-employed, travelling nomads seeking adventure and knowledge, rather than material goods and possessions. They do their own thing, even when everyone around is screaming and yelling at them to do something else. It’s because they don’t see a point in living a life according to everyone else’s rules.

Sigma males are introspective because of their desire for truth and knowledge. They are quiet intelligent and wise. They wonder and contemplate the life’s deepest questions. Their curiosity leads them to be very well read and consciously developed.

Sigma males are never attention seekers. Rather they try to stay away from the limelight! But their attitude and personality naturally attracts others particularly the women. They are extremely attractive to women because they appear to be self-sufficient and capable of making their own way in life, not relying on anyone or anything to meet their needs. Its true women enjoy the pleasure of their company, but they prefer to let them look rather than engage in a relationship with someone. They do not cheat on women because they make their intentions clear at the start of the relationship that they would not commit, ever! A Sigma is not interested to settle down and therefore, he is never searching for a life-partner! His romantic relationships are never permanent! Actually, he looks for girls who would enjoy the moment just like him.

Sigma males core values:

1. Silence: A sigma male has a preference to be an introvert, the ability to thrive in isolation, solitude, quiet.

2. Humility: Sigma males live by the rule of “Climbing a mountain and not telling a soul”. You could be friend with a sigma male for years and know only 20% of the accomplishments achieved. This is not done to keep secrets, but it’s just an expression of their humility.

3. Freedom: Sigma males have the ability to be self-sufficient, to be able to do what they want, when they want, with whom they want to. Freedom is everything to a sigma male. Although they are far from being shy, they prefer to spend time alone. They love their own company! These men are quite comfortable going to places alone and doing things as they want.

If you are a sigma type, it can take a while to adjust. The life of a sigma male is becoming more and more common and it definitely has its peaks.

I dedicate this article to Rockstar Sam, a singer, song writer and composer, who has been a mysterious friend of mine thus inspiring me to research more about this personality type and come out with this article.




By Vinet D'Souza
Vinet D’Souza resides in Manipal and works as a lecturer at St Cecily's PU College, Udupi. A lecturer by profession and writer by passion, her articles have been published in Daijiworld Weekly and other magazines.
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Comment on this article

  • Preetham, udupi

    Sat, Jan 16 2021

    Nice article Madam. very informative & interesting.....

  • Sameep, Kolkata

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    Very interesting and informative article. There more to figure out.

  • Vincie Rodrigues, Thottam / Canada

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    Your classification of males into Alpha, Beta, ........ Sigma etc. Wonder if you run into the Omega males - just kidding. After reading your article, I Googled to understand the nomenclature of males per Greek Alphabet. Sure enough found some leading clues. According to Google this classification is both for males and females as per their life traits.

    Domination is not new! In the struggle for existence usually the dominant prevail. In every strata of life, this may be accepted as a norm, may be for obvious reason.

    Good thinking in the study of human / animal nature. Wonder in the plant species if the same classification applies!!

    Keep up the study

  • Renu c, Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 07 2021

    Wow vinet iam glad to read the article ! You are the inspiration for young writers, the way you have criticized the things are really appreciable. The boldness of expressing the sencible issues like this it makes the difference ,, hats off to your noble thoughts.

  • Lloyd, Udipi/UK

    Thu, Jan 07 2021

    Excellent Vinet. I have never met you but, you seem to know me very well.

    You are a thinker. Excellent insight, thought process, analysis & expression.

    I enjoyed reading your short but profound article.

  • Vincent Alva, Pamboor

    Thu, Jan 07 2021

    What a wonderful revelation Vinet. Hats off to you for your boldness in researching on different personalities. Im curious to read more on these types of personalities. Congratulations.

  • Sandra. Dsouza, Manipal

    Wed, Jan 06 2021

    Well written Vinet. Never come across or may be I should say ,never noticed a personality of this kind.
    Interesting article.

  • Rohan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 05 2021

    Thank you for this wonderful article. It's bliss to be a sigma male in this mad world. The knowledge distinguishes between a sigma male and others. A sigma male will never accept whatever is told until total introspection.

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