I love “The Onion.” All kinds of funny shit on there, I have it on RSS feed.
The constant use of the terms “alpha” and “beta” seems to have seeped out into the culture in general. Here a number 3 guy is described as a “gamma” male, which is of course strictly speaking correct, since “gamma” is the third letter of the Greek alphabet-
Why game writers always use the term “beta” to describe any behavior they find submissive I don’t understand. Submissive behavior is in itself quite normal and functional most of the time. And for that matter I’m not sure that “alpha” is the best way to describe the kind of behavior that attracts women, since maintaining position on top of a social hierarchy and attracting women aren’t really the same thing. But that’s pretty nerdy of me- outside of animal behavior, the term “alpha male” just means a cool guy.
Many people would envy this guy’s position. After all #3 isn’t too bad, depending on how many there are of course.
Maintaining any kind of position in a social hierarchy is a waste of time unless you’re close to the top. What you need to be is a lone wolf.