But, your own power of observation and evolutionary biology show you that many higher animal groups (like apes) tend have to dominant leaders (alphas) and more submissive followers (betas). However, we’re not here to argue from a pure scientific perspective.An omega male might not know the line between appropriate and inappropriate or ignores it.Omega males lack common social skills and have an inability to read social cues in others (or don’t care).They may wear trench coats and fedoras, or clothes from an older time period (like medieval Europe or the 1920s). They are totally unaware that they are so unaware, and may even argue how “great” it is being an omega, even though in the eyes of others they are extremely unsuccessful – socially and in other endeavors.
They may sport pony tails and neckbeards (Reddit’s Just Neckbeard Things is a collection of Omega Males). They often brag about being intellectually superior to others (even though this increases their social inferiority), resulting in even more social isolation. Omega males are often associated with things like video games, anime, science fiction, and cartoons like “My Little Pony.” However, that’s probably because those represent complex fantasy universes that an omega male can escape into to avoid having to confront reality.
Rather, while we will link to studies and other observable facts, we consider the whole alpha, beta, and omega thing to be a popular culture phenomenon. In humans, an “alpha” is a socially successful, confident, and charismatic guy, who leads at work and gets his choice of a variety of women.