Gamma Male – from the Urban Dictionary

Gamma Male

A person who rejects status and authority, believing that thinking for oneself is possible and desirable, and valuing freedom most.

This orientation puts them at odds with most people in society so Gammas tend to perceived as outsiders, but outsider status may or may not be important to their identity. Gammas tend to be comfortable alone, but have material sexual and social needs like all others. Their attitudes towards society tend to alternate towards disdain for “the herd”(Betas) and their cattle ranchers (Alphas), and a struggle to just accept people as they are and give up bitterness. Often they find a small group of other gammas and proud Betas to hang out with. In relations with Strong Alphas the outcome is usually mutual dislike that sometimes develops into grudging respect. In sexual relationships they can be clingy towards the few people they can relate to, use those they don’t respect, or be very detached if they have found happiness in their personal pursuits. Socially, Gammas are usually nice but can turn vicious if their personal space is threatened. They reject prevailing morality, and can be extremely cynical and manipulative, or else “find their own way” often drifting towards a quasi-Buddhistic world view.

Gammas tend to derive satisfaction from their private sense of awe, beauty and mystery, rather than social acceptance or material things. The ability to find satisfaction in these things is often what keeps them going while being misfits in society.
Wolverine and the weird kid from American Beauty are Gamma Males, they are “their own people” doing their own thing and mostly want others just to stay the f away from them, unless they “get it”. They will both probably retire to the desert and stare into the distance all day.


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