9 things to know about a Sigma Male (A guide)

In this brief guide, we will discuss some things and concepts about a Sigma Male.

What is a Sigma Male?

A sigma male is a man who lives outside the rules and conventions set by the society and does things their own way, in sigma male style.

Sigma male is at the top of the conceptual hierarchy of sexual desirability, ranking with alpha males and above beta males, just that the sigma is outside the hierarchy whereas the alpha is inside; this is a system somewhat loosely based on the way things stand in a wolf pack.

Men have associated themselves with wolves for the longest time, and our desire to be social and be part of tight-knit groups is quite similar to wolf packs, which is why men have also adapted concepts like Sigma and Alpha males to their kind.

A sigma male may be signified by their tendency to go riding off into the sunset without much to tether them or ground them or hold them in place for too long.

Sigma males may also display a tendency to not need society the way other men might and they may often be self-employed, perhaps traveling nomads, as they seek adventure and knowledge, rather than material goods and possessions, which they see as things that will tie them down to one place.

Sigma Males were not that noticeable before, simply because being transitory and off the grid meant that you could be invisible, but the advent and commonness of the internet and the ability to work and live anywhere, Sigma Males are becoming incredibly more noticeable.

They don’t take orders from people and don’t often conform to society’s labels or systems.

Sigma males may be attractive in their own way due to their traits of being self-sufficient and capable of making their own way in life, and they don’t like depending on anyone or anything to meet their needs.

Characteristics of a Sigma Male

A sigma male lives outside the hierarchy and makes their own way, and likes life full of adventure and new things, but there are more characteristics of a sigma male than that, which are given below:

Sigma dudes like doing their own thing

Sigma males like to spend time by themselves and they are likely to be doing their own thing all of the time as they tend to not rely on other people and are perfectly happy and satisfied keeping to themselves.

Sigma males are the least unlikely to ever share too much on social media, and they may be deeply uncomfortable with texting and keeping in close touch with everyone in their lives.

Sigma males can have an effect on the room.

Sigma males can have a rather quiet but strong effect and effectively control a room, as people may be drawn to Sigma personality types, because they will be the ones keeping to themselves and therefore they may easily come across as mysterious, making them interesting to people around them.

Sigma males are charismatic.

Just because they are loners and like being away from humanity does not mean that they cannot offer charisma, and therefore some sigma males may be very charismatic indeed.

Sigma males don’t have too many needs.

Often one may notice that a true sigma male does not have a need for most of the things we deem important for our daily functioning, and this may be one of the most appealing traits of a Sigma male.

Whatever their few needs are, the sigma male is self-sufficient, strong, and capable of providing for themselves and does not need anyone or anything to help.

Sigma Males are independent

Sigma males are independent even when they are not expressly trying to be, as it is just in-built into them so thoroughly. 

That does not mean that a sigma male will have no friends at all, of course, they may have a close friend or two, but these friendships maybe more for the purpose of random companionship and rather than a primal necessity to be part of a group or have close contacts. 

It is a unique trait of a Sigma male that they are intentional about who is in their life, and this may apply to their romantic life as well.

Sigma males may be off the grid.

A sigma male often chooses to stay mostly away from the internet as their personality traits make it likely that they won’t engage in social media like most people today.

It can be somewhat old-fashioned considering how much of our lives are online right now, but sigma males don’t care about convention and it shows in their approach to the internet.

Sigma males may be hard to contact

Sigma males can be rather hard to get through to, not just because they like to be off the grid, but also because they like to be on their own and not rely on other people or need other people in any way.

This is a trait of a sigma male that makes them hard to date or be friends with, or really maintain any relationship with them, because they might not really stick around.

Sigma Male Test

Now that you know what the sigma male is and what the characteristics of a sigma male are, you may wonder, well is there a sigma male test, like the personality tests that measure personality traits; perhaps something like an MBTI?

The answer is, yes, there are various sigma male tests available online, but you should keep a few things in mind before you rush to take one and assume the mantle of being a sigma male:

  • They are not scientifically validated, and therefore there is no way of knowing what they mean or if their results are even true.
  • They are written by people who may not really know what they are talking about as they are not experts on personality traits.
  • They may not encompass all the traits of human behavior and therefore they may be somewhat incomplete
  • They may be written for fun rather than as serious personality tests, which means that the results must be taken the same way.

One such sigma male test is the “which wolf are you?” test, which basically tells you what type you would be in a wolf pack, and this may be an insight into who you are in the male socio-sexual hierarchy, given that both are based on similar principles.

Another sigma male test is this “Where are you on the sexual/socio-sexual hierarchy”, which is specifically to figure out if you are an alpha, beta, sigma or something else.

While these tests are great for fun and to get some insight, the fact is it might be better to read detailed articles about personality traits and the different theories of personality to get a better sense of who you are or to go to a psychologist and get a proper personality assessment done, instead of taking online quizzes which may give you wrong results and maybe even make you feel bad about yourself.

A very good test that gives you insight into who you are in the Rorschach Inkblot test, which a trained professional can do for you, which gives the person an accurate idea of what the person is like.

Sigma Male Quotes

Here are some sigma male-related quotes that you may associate with such a man:

“The world is full of guys, be a man”: Louis Raphael

“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back. Anything you hate is for teaching you, unconditional love. Anything you fear is for teaching you the courage to overcome your fear. Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the universe.”

“Learn to sit back and observe, not everything needs a reaction.”

“I hate when people ask me ‘Why are you so quiet?’ Because I am. That’s how I function. I don’t ask others ‘Why are you so noisy? Why do you talk so much?’ that’s rude.”

“Sometimes all we need is just a new perspective.”

“I want to live a simple life without stress or worry. I don’t need a lot of stuff. I just want to be happy.”

“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.”

“A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.”

“Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you.”

“Never accept anything less than you deserve to remember, you teach people how to treat you”

 “Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve”

Sigma Male Examples

There are many great examples of sigma males in fiction as well as real-life, so here is a list of some of the best sigma male examples:

  • James Bond (Jason Bond Movies and books)
  • Jason Bourne (Jason bourne movies and books)
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Galileo
  • Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Machiavelli
  • Elon Musk
  • Steve Jobs
  • Kanye West
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Rick (Rick and Morty)
  • Wolverine (X Men)
  • Tyler Durden (The fight club movie)
  • Batman
  • Han Solo

Sigma Male Careers

A sigma male may fit in careers where they are able to have their solitude untouched by others and they can be independent and work on their own. 

A sigma male is unlikely to do well in careers where they are constantly answerable to someone else or where they are made to stick to a routine or rules and regulations.

Typical Sigma male careers include being an eccentric scientist (think Elon Musk), who plays by their own rules and focuses all their energies on doing what they are passionate about, or being a venture capitalist and staying behind the scenes to encourage and help others.

A sigma male would also likely have a career that involves travel or being on the road, like sales or delivery services of some kind, and they may also enjoy something to do with nature.

Sigma vs Alpha Male

Sigma males may share some qualities of Alpha males like being somewhat self-possessed, self-sufficient, or charismatic and like alpha males, sigma males may also be attractive to the opposite gender, but whereas the alpha is more outgoing and naturally charismatic due to their actions, the sigma male may be so due to their quiet tendencies and mysterious air around them.

Sigma males also prefer to live outside the normally assume socio-sexual hierarchy and alpha males live inside it, but at the end of the day, the debate between sigma and alpha males does not matter very much because people and society these days is different from a pack of wolves, or a pack of lions, and the distinctions between animals cannot be boiled down into a society of people.

Not to mention, sigma male vs alpha male is far too reductive as there are different genders to consider and different sexualities, in which case classifying people according to how attractive they are to others holds little merit.


In this brief guide, we discussed some things and concepts about a Sigma Male. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments that you have related to this subject or suggestions about other things you would like us to cover.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sigma Male

What is Sigma personality?

A sigma personality is a hypothetical classification about the types of men who like to stay aloof and away from society, and don’t like playing by the rules or convention.

Sigma personality may be considered as being independent and self-reliant.

Do Sigma males fall in love?

Yes, sigma males can fall in love, as despite their traits and ways of living, they still have the same stream of emotions that most humans have, and therefore they are just as capable of falling in love and committing to a like-minded person as alpha, beta, gamma or any other type of male.

Are Sigma males attractive?

Sigma males are attractive to people who think the same way they do, which may be people who value independence and don’t mind committing to a male that needs a lot of space and alone time.

A sigma male may also seem attractive because of people’s tendency to like those that are quiet and do not reveal too much about themselves, and who seem like they are calm and composed and not prone to emotional outbursts.




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