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    A girl I know called a friend of mine my beta.

    It was crushing and I've decided the only way to continue is to ignore it.

    Is there any situation where being identified as a beta male isn't insulting?
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    What is a beta? I think I've heard it before, but I don't remember what it is exactly.

    Is that like, an incomplete person? Or a shallow, or maybe an immature person?

    I think that would be pretty insulting, it would make me question myself, I don't think I would be unable to ignore, no matter how secure I am.

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    Beta is a power structure position

    Like...

    Sidekick, yesman...



    it corresponds to alpha which is the top position
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    The entire idea of alphas and betas is an oversimplification.

    I find it laughable that someone would count themselves an "alpha".
    I hope I'm wrong, but I believe that he is a fraud, and I think despite all of his rhetoric about being a champion of the working class, it will turn out to be hollow -- Bernie Sanders on Trump

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    I remembered after I saw "alpha".


    I would naturally ignore something like that. For a couple reasons....

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    Alpha Males are really not all that, beta isn't an insult at all, it's liknd of lik saying you not an asshole

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    Let's put it this way, if your friend felt affected by this comment then he truly is a Beta.

    An alpha male doesn't care about other peoples opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    Let's put it this way, if your friend felt affected by this comment then he truly is a Beta.

    An alpha male doesn't care about other peoples opinions.
    I imagine alpha males must have some serious difficulty with social integration, then.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    Is there any situation where being identified as a beta male isn't insulting?
    One where you don't give a damn?
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    Beta as in what? Socionics? Brave New World? Greek alphabet?

    How can you be offended if you don't even know what the offense is supposed to mean or whether it is even meant to be an offense?
    IN SERIO FATVITAS.

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