I'd rather be a gamma than a beta.
I'd rather not think in those terms.
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A gamma, or gamma male, is ... just a normal dude. Hypermasculine netizens (such as incels and broish teens) use this classification to refer to an average, run-of-the-mill man, while discussing male social hierarchies.
Gammas stand in stark contrast to more specialized male social archetypes, such as the alpha, beta, and sigma. A gamma is not a born leader, a subservient follower, or a lone wolf. They're just kind of there, doing their thing, which is y'know, nothing special.
You're most likely to encounter gamma and its Greek alphabet-referencing siblings on social media and in forums, when you've accidentally wandered into a discussion of what makes a man manly. In most cases, you'll want to just swerve out of these discussions, instead of reading further or taking part.