There are all sorts of roles people take within a group. The omega personality is one that doesn’t need or want to be a part of a group at all.
The omega personality is a very unique one. Within every group, there are different positions and roles people take. Each has their own personality, characteristic, and “job” within the group. Everyone knows the top and bottom positions. The alpha position is “top dog.” That means they lead the pack. Overall, they make the decisions for people, keep everyone in line, and are the head of the pack.
The delta is the submissive personality in the group. They are followers who feed off the approval of others in the pack. So, what is the omega personality? It is not only someone who doesn’t need a group, even within one, they typically don’t have a place or fit in anywhere.
20 characteristics of a male omega personality
The male omega personality is someone who isn’t very social, has a tendency to be inappropriate, doesn’t care what people think, or wait… is clueless to what people think about them. They live their life as they choose and without needing the approval of anyone or really having any awareness of what the people around them think.
#1 You walk to your own drum. Omega personalities are those that not only don’t care about being trendy, but they don’t even know what trendy is. Like living under a rock, they don’t care about what they look like. They wear outlandish clothes if it suits their style and are completely unaware of what others do around them. [Read: 14 steps to unfake your life and love being you]
#2 You are comfortable in your own skin. You might be the biggest geek in the world, but you couldn’t care less. You aren’t phased by someone teasing or insulting you, that is just part of the territory with being an omega personality. The best part is that you couldn’t care less what people say. [Read: A guide to being comfortable and not giving a f*ck]
#3 You don’t care what people think. If someone doesn’t like what you do or what you wear, that is on them. You live your life not to be liked, but liking what you do. Almost in a completely different universe, people don’t really exist nor does what they say or do.
#4 You aren’t afraid of the alpha personality or conform to their standards. Unlike other people, you don’t care who is top dog. And, if they tell you to jump, you stare at them blankly. Typically the object of scorn, you brush it off. No one can touch someone who doesn’t give a shit. [Read: 30 alpha male characteristics that make a man a real alpha]
#5 You are slightly “off.” You are not quite right socially. You don’t really have much to talk about except whatever your interests are. Usually those things that no one else cares about. People describe you as someone who just “doesn’t get it.” But, what they don’t get is that you do, you just don’t care.
#7 You aren’t very motivated. The only thing that really motivates you is getting the latest techie thing or getting to the next gaming level. You don’t really care about climbing the corporate or social ladder. You live for the here and now and whatever coins you collect in your fantasy computer game.
#8 You don’t want anyone to follow you unless they want. It isn’t just that you don’t want to follow anyone, you don’t want to be followed. You don’t care if someone is “into” the same thing as you, or bother explaining what you are into to anyone else. You aren’t trying to gain dominance. You just try to live your life and do your own thing.
#9 You’re kind of a loner. You don’t have many close friends, if any. You don’t need anyone besides the guy online that you play with, and you probably only know his sign-on name. Unlike those around you, you don’t want to be a part of the group. Social things aren’t your thing. You’d rather spend the night on your computer. [Read: 13 signs you’re one of those people who’s meant to be alone]
#10 You’re last in line. Not only figuratively, but literally. You don’t care about your social status, or really any status, so last in line for everything is fine… unless it is the latest release of Fantasy 2000.
#11 You have limited social skills. You don’t exactly feel awkward in a crowd because that would mean that you get that you don’t get people and they don’t get you. The only one who feels socially awkward in social settings are those who are with you. You don’t notice that people walk away scratching their heads or slightly offended by what you said because you simply don’t get it. [Read: Socially awkward? 16 little hacks to loosen up]
#12 You don’t read social cues well. You don’t only not get the social verbiage, you can’t be bothered with the cues people send you. If someone walks away from you while you describe your latest level of gaming, you have no idea that they are trying to get away from you. You see it as a “follow me and keep talking” sign.
#13 Some would even describe you as “creepy.” Yep, sorry, some people think that you are kind of creepy. The thought of a grown man living in the basement playing Dungeons and Dragons screams creepy to many people around you. Like a perpetual Peter Pan, you simply don’t ever grow up, which comes across as creepy.
#14 What is personal space? There is a zone that people like to keep distance between themselves and other people, but you don’t get that. Personal space is totally lost on you, which is why you typically have people backed up against the wall talking their ear off while they have nothing but a blank stare on their face like a deer caught in the headlights.
#15 You aren’t into being “polite.” It isn’t that you mean to be rude, you really just don’t even know what being polite entails. Being polite means you understand how to be gracious, that you understand social cues and are socially aware. Those are all things that the omega personality doesn’t get. To you, honesty reigns no matter how rude or offensive it can come across.
#17 You draw attention to yourself without even trying. Although not wanting the attention or caring about it at all, you have this uncanny knack to attract attention for all the wrong reasons.
Acting like a fool, shouting when it isn’t appropriate, or laughing at the most unfunny times, you just don’t get it. Since you don’t know how to behave in social situations, you have a tendency to draw a crowd.
#18 You like things like “gaming”, “Yugi-Oh!,” and wait in line for the latest fantasy game release. Yep, you don’t need friends. You have fantasy ones, that is just fine by you.
#19 You don’t have much empathy. You aren’t going to be the first at the protest with a sign or really support any cause. Empathy is not your thing. Since you lack social skills, it is nearly impossible for you to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes.” If you don’t typically feel sorry for anyone, not even yourself, then you might have an omega personality. [Read: Introvert vs extrovert – Which side are you on?]
#20 They have a tendency to be bullied. Since the omega personality refuses to conform and be like everyone else, they are usually the target of scorn and bullying. Not being in the group makes you the outsider who not only stands out but is ridiculed.
The omega personality is the guy who isn’t like anyone else. They have a tendency to be a loner without any ambition of being part of the group. Omega personalities are the guys who collect action figures well into their sixties, always has the latest fantasy game release, and would rather spend a night online gaming than anywhere else in the world. The omega personality simply walks to their own drum.
We are all different, so if you are the omega personality in the group, celebrate it. You don’t feel the need to conform, couldn’t care less what people think, and do what you want to instead of what people want you to do. We all have our lot in life, and yours is special.
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