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Omega Male: Traits to Identify & All About Them

Omega Male: Traits to Identify & All About ThemUpdated on May 17, 2022 | Published on March 21, 2020
Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD, Certified Psychiatrist

Omega Male : 15 Traits to Identify & All About Them

According to the definition, an ideal man is bold, smart, rich and super-attractive to the ladies. But obviously, all men are not the same. There are men who do not want to run after money nor do they chase the women.

They do not even seek approval of others and tend to do things in their own way. This unique, independent and odd type is the omega male.

Omega Male Infographic

Omega Male : 15 Traits to Identify & All About Them
Omega Male : 15 Traits to Identify & All About Them

What is an Omega Male?


SUMMARY
An omega male cares little about competition, does not follow societal norms and leads life in his own way!

If you ask who’s just opposite in character to the alpha male, it has to be the omega! An omega male prefers to do things on his own, cares little about recognition and does not follow societal norms.

He is not interested to impress anyone. In the socio-sexual hierarchy of men characterized by alpha, beta, and omega, the omega is placed in the lowest position.

This is because the omega males are neither dominating like the alphas nor are they obedient followers like the beta males.

An omega is often perceived as eccentric and illogical. Actually, they are skillful and intelligent. This is why they can do stuff alone without following guidelines or taking help from others.

Omega Male Traits


1. Omega male is super awake

Others might find him stupid at times but an omega male is always clear in his intentions. He has a happy go lucky attitude.

Omega knows how to find little joy in this world of super-serious males and females. He is often stubborn to break his habits or try new things but he understands the rhythm of the world.

Even though the rest might perceive him as impractical, he knows how to do things on his own. He isn’t a leader for others but he sure can lead himself all the way. An omega male does not sleepwalk through life, he is wide awake at all times.

2. He has a knack for unconventional hobbies

An Omega male often has unusual hobbies. Others might even think that he is wasting his time. But as long as it entertains him he loves pursuing that hobby. It could be collecting something odd or playing videogames.

This hobby can actually take a lot of his precious time but he isn’t worried. Because an Omega isn’t that ambitious he likes to do non-productive stuff that gives him a lot of pleasure.

This is why his family and friends are often displeased. Omega isn’t bothered if he is losing in life’s game.

3. He will say things face front!

These men do not know how to flatter others. They will tell you on the face if they don’t like something about you! It really doesn’t matter to them if someone is offended by their words.

Obviously, they don’t do it on purpose! But an Omega won’t measure the words they speak. And they can say it to a person no matter if they are in a higher status than them.

Because of their behavior, they can’t impress anyone. Often they struggle in their professional and personal life because of this.

4. Omega male tends to sympathize with the bad guy

These men have an odd tendency to support someone whom the others are finding faults at. As he also receives harsh treatment from others often he sympathizes with someone who is labeled as the ‘bad guy’ by society! His friends might be angry at him for this choice but it comes to him naturally.

The omega males might even perceive the ‘victim’ as the culprit! He would express his views that the victim is faking it to defame the other guy! Omegas have unusual opinions which often leads to controversies.

5. He does not want to grow up

The Omega male is a child at heart! He loves to watch cartoons and play kid’s games. His choice of clothes is also boyish.

He likes to do fun activities. An omega male makes easy friendships with the kids. People like him for this quality although sometimes they are annoyed by his immature behavior.

6. Omega male is an honest, sweet guy

They are friendly and nice guys to have around. Women find them amusing and charming although not attractive. It is, therefore, his problem that the ladies in his life seek in him more of a friend than a boyfriend.

Women reach to these guys at the times of troubles because they are true friends. Women are really fond of the omegas because they are helpful, supportive and cheerful in nature.

7. He is helpful

An omega loves to assist others. They are reliable and useful. As they are not competitive, they would love to help their friends.

These men are intelligent and resourceful. They have expertise in several skills as they love to do things on their own. Therefore, in times of need, their friends will always come to their door.

8. He isn’t chasing the women

He isn’t chasing the women
He isn’t chasing the women

An omega male isn’t trying to impress the women. They don’t manipulate like the Alpha or be anxious like the Beta. He isn’t like anyone in the wolf pack. If he likes a woman he likes her wholeheartedly without playing games or tricks. He is often overlooked by the ladies and that’s okay for him.

Because he does not like participating in the race. He isn’t in competition with anyone. An Omega moves at his own pace and takes things as it comes. He believes that if a woman has to come in his life she will come without him chasing her.

9. Omega male is often doing odd jobs to support himself

These men are skillful and talented but not a good planner. That’s why they are often found doing odd jobs that are way below their talents. And he isn’t sorry to do the job because he knows life is challenging and he must find a way to cope with it.

He would not fight with the Alpha nor will he doubt his capacity like the Beta. The Omega will carry on with whatever life has to offer him. And he does it joyfully and confidently.

10. Omega male is somewhat odd in the eyes of others

In this competitive world, everyone is running in the rat race. Omega is the only one who isn’t interested to participate in this race.

He isn’t looking for name, fame or accomplishments. This guy takes life easily. Because of this cool attitude, he is often misunderstood by others.

The other men even think of him as a fool. People often taunt him and make fun of him because of his casual attitude, and unusual choices. He is the odd one among the crowd of stereotyped men.

11. He keeps changing careers

He keeps changing careers
He keeps changing careers

Omega males do not stay in one job for long. It’s not their choice in most cases. They are unsuccessful in most jobs and are therefore shunned from offices. It’s not that they are unintelligent but they lack a competitive attitude.

12. Omega male is Single or Unhappy in a relationship

The Omega male is mostly single. It is because most women feel that he is not responsible or mature enough. 

If they are in a relationship most often their partners misunderstand them. Their choices and decisions would create tensions in the relationship.

As a result, even if he is in a relationship he will be unhappy. Maybe he expects his girlfriend to contact him more often or ask about his day.

He would prefer doing chores together or enjoy a home-cooked dinner with her. He expects small and simple things from people which is often ignored in this fast-paced world.

Omega men are the weird lot. They can’t form a wolf pack like the alpha male. Neither do they have a cool quotient as the Sigma male. The Omega man loves comic books and video games.

While most males and females form their opinions based on facts and experiences, the omega easily gets his opinion from Reddit or other popular forums. The omega male doesn’t know a better way to getting his facts right. 

14. He lacks hierarchical consciousness

One of the personality traits of the omega man is that he is clueless about the social hierarchy. In fact, you can assume he doesn’t probably know that such a hierarchy system actually exists! 

This is why the alpha, beta, or sigma male considers him as the court jester.

Omega men are not aware they are at the bottom of the social hierarchical classification. Guess the joke is on those who make such hierarchy systems! 

15. Omega Male doesn’t understand women at all 

The omegas are otherwise the nice guys only they do not understand the women at all! They are the guys who would choose the wrong gift for their girlfriend. Or act oddly in social situations embarrassing his girlfriend!

Omega – The Court Jester


Just like the court jester of a King, an Omega is the source of amusement and sometimes abuse. The King (Alpha) and his courtiers (Beta) will make fun of him, tease and humiliate him but without the court jester, there is no fun.

The omega loves to play the fool and amuse the masculine men. Therefore, he is someone who adorns the court and without him, there is no fun.

Omega Male Dating

The Omega men are often considered as the “losers” in the social hierarchy. They are not an attractive lot and they are unaware of the usual dating rules prevalent in society. As a result, they have difficulty in finding a partner.

Vox Day who created the socio-sexual hierarchy said “The omega is the quintessential social reject. The omega is the one who is not even in the game where women are concerned. Whereas the gamma might be the one muttering in his beer to his friends in the corner at the party, nobody ever even thought of inviting the omega.”

Given the reality of an Omega male, it is extremely difficult for them to get a date let alone have a love life. So, what if you are an Omega man? How will you be able to date women?

Let’s be honest. The omega has traits that make them unpopular and unattractive to both men and women. Each personality type has pros and cons but if you are an Omega your characteristics have more flaws than the others.

Women are sort of disgusted with omegas. They do not want to date an omega or even want to be seen chatting with them!

Yes, it feels bad if you are stuck at the bottom of the socio-sexual hierarchy. And if you are looking for a romantic partner when even the “plain Janes” avoid you at all costs!

Women feel it’s a terrible idea to kiss or sleep with an Omega man let alone go on a date and allow to be seen with him.

Often this constant rejection can demotivate and depress you a lot. So, we are giving a few tips on how you can repurpose your life and start dating nice women.

1) Stop lying on your couch 

If you want a normal life please start acting normal! Get out of your couch and start taking action. Go to cafes, restaurants, malls and bars by yourself. Dress appropriately.

You might think it’s okay to wear whatever you find first in your wardrobe but it’s certainly not okay if you want to impress a woman.

Do some shopping, go out often and look at women (not in a weird offensive way though!) with a friendly smile. If you don’t try you’ll never find a partner. Simple as that!

2) Make some friends

You like to stay alone and do things your way. But you know what? If you want to enter the dating zone you have to take the help of your friends. If you have a few good friends they can help find a girlfriend for you.

They can give you some solid advice. Or at least they’ll have your back when things go wrong and you feel lonely and miserable. Stop acting as the “odd one out”! Instead, be friendly and sociable. In today’s world, whether you look for a partner or a job, it’s important to network with people. 

3) Change your lifestyle

The easiest way to bring positive changes in your life is first by implementing some changes in your lifestyle. Reorganize your life. Change your diet, sleeping patterns, and give up on any addictions. Start afresh.

Go to a dietician and get a diet plan for yourself, stop overeating, meditate, and go for long walks. Bring some positive changes to your lifestyle. This will reflect in the way you talk and walk. As a result, people will start noticing you!  

4) Join some classes

An easy way to make new friends is by joining a class. Try something new, do something you always wanted to do but didn’t get the time. Now is the time to start pursuing that. It could be an art or a language class or something else.

It doesn’t matter. What matters is you attending a class regularly. That will break your monotonous routine, you’ll get to be more sociable and make new friends or perhaps get a girlfriend there. Who knows?

5) Avoid conflicts

One of the reasons why people dislike you so much is that you openly share your opinion and get into conflicts! No one likes to hang around with someone who is always finding faults in others or sharing their negative views on anything and everything.

Even if you don’t agree with others stop expressing your views in front of others. You don’t have to share your opinion with others, you can keep it to yourself. Stop being Mr. unpopular because of your rash opinions.

6) Take care of your mental health

If you feel lonely and depressed, don’t suppress your emotions. Take care of your mental wellbeing. Go to a therapist and start working on your mindset. It’s important to do some inner work before seeking a romantic partner. 

7) Invest in yourself

It’s important to value yourself before setting out to find a partner. Because if you do not realize your worth, no one else would. Read books, aspire for self-growth, learn new skills and build your life.

You tend to neglect yourself by taking a casual approach towards lie. Stop being so casual. Set goals, make plans, get a mentor, design a better life for yourself. You would be amazed to find worthy women to go out with. 

8) Be kind

You have a knack for telling the truth, often which is harsh and hurtful. Stop being so impolite. You have your struggles, so do the others.

Practice kindness and you will attract good people in your life. Shower kindness to the world and you would definitely find kinder women to go out for dates.

9) Ask for help

No one is a mind-reader here. If you are single, inform your friends and coworkers that you are looking for a date. Some people won’t help you but some will. Don’t hold a grudge about how nobody helps you out.

Instead, approach people in a friendly way. Don’t be desperate and overbearing. Be friendly and seek help to get into the dating zone. 

10) Use a perfume

A simple yet effective way to charm the ladies is by smelling good. Spend some dollars but buy an expensive perfume. It will take you a long way in the dating periphery. Stop being the cheapskate who won’t buy anything but a deodorant.

If you are serious about your love life, start investing in a good perfume. To attract women you must smell amazingly well. 

Omega Male Test

Do this quiz and find out if you are alpha, beta or omega. You can go through the test at here.

The Socio-sexual hierarchical ranks 

Omega Male References from Movies and Novels


You will find countless references from the Omega males in Hollywood movies and books. The protagonist in the movie Greenberg is a 41-year-old who is facing challenges in his manhood. As a young boy, he had the dream of becoming an astronaut but as an adult he finds himself doing carpentry. A typical Omega character who dreams something in his childhood but becomes completely different as a man.

In Bored to Death the character Jonathan is an Omega male switching careers from a writer to an amateur detective!

In Margot at the Wedding and Kicking and Screaming, the main characters are Omega males, unsuccessful in their careers and surrounded by richer and successful relatives and friends.

The movie portrays Omega males as the men who had been rejected by others and failed in their careers. They are trying but maybe they are not trying enough. And somewhere deep down they are relaxed. They are not intimidated by their own shortcomings. These characters are unaware that they are making unusual choices or taking the wrong route. As a matter of fact, they feel that the others are at their fault!

Differences Between Omega Male, Alpha Male, and Beta Male


The Alpha, Beta, and Omega have some obvious distinct personality traits. If you observe carefully you will get to see these different attributes in men.

ALPHA MALEBETA MALEOMEGA MALE
1. Extroverted, born leader and rulerIntroverted, born followerIntroverted but makes his own rules.
He does not follow orders.
2. Super ConfidentLacks confidenceHas enough confidence
3. Needs people around them who would cheer and admire themThey like to cheer and admire the alphaThey do not need anyone to feel worthy. In fact, they are emotionally distant to others because they are self-possessed.
4. Charming and charismaticInsecure and dubiousIntelligent and somewhat has a charisma of their own

Omega Male Video Explanation

Closing Thoughts

An Omega male is ranked at the bottom of the social hierarchy of men. He is childish, impractical and not in competition with anyone. His choices and decisions can annoy his family and friends.

But he is enjoying life and doing things as they come to him. He is often switching careers and even stays unemployed, his relationships suffer but he likes to live in his own terms.

Also, you might be interested to read our article -> 16 Personality Types: The Definitive Guide to Know Yourself Better!

Article Sources


1. https://www.macmillandictionary.com/buzzword/entries/omega-male.html
2. https://uk.askmen.com/dating/curtsmith_300/384_5-signs-you-are-an-omega-male.html