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The polar opposite of the Alpha Male. Omega Males can have friends and close acquaintances but prefer to accomplish things on their own without the help of a group. Omega Males generally don't belong to any cliques and have no desire to be the leader or most outstanding of said clique. Omega Males have relations with people from all groups and carry a resourcefulness and cunning (sometimes strength) to get a job done with their own skill. This being said, an omega male can have great pride without it manifesting as "ego." (There are always exceptions.

An Alpha Male MUST absolutely be perceived by his peers as the toughest, most popular, and smartest. An Omega Male cares little for this recognition...but knows that he is all those things and more.

Alpha males must have the support of his "boys." This can be the foundation for many shallow and superficial relationships. An Omega Male needs support from time to time, but has few true friends who know him intimately and generally shuns shallow acquaintences.

Two sides of the same coin....both being very effective in accomplishing goals.
In Animals:

Two Rams are butting heads while the female watches. The winner who mates is the stongest and therefore the Alpha Male.

Wait...A third ram runs out of the woods and mates with the female while the two males are fighting. THAT is the omega male.

In Humans:

Alpha Male: John Stewart
Omega Male: Steven Colbert

Alpha Male: Team Sport Captain
Omega Male: Dedicated student/master of martial arts.
by BaldBull July 18, 2007
Omega male in social terms is an outsider yet notable for distinction, someone worthy who does not conform to the existing peer hierarchy. It has been said that an Omega is someone of zero worth, as ethologist use Alpha, Beta and Omega in pack descriptions with omega being the lowest position. This has little to do with the socially developed human hierarchy originally used by sorority sisters in the united states to easily label males according to a set of hegemonically established criteria. For example if someone is described as the "Last word" in men, that would hardly be a pejorative description. To use Omega as a negative term is to fail to recognize that losers did not exist in relation to the thought process of the college/university girls who popularized this system, and as such get no mention at all. They only mention people who are socially significant in some positive way as to merit their attention.

Omega is a logical choice, when faced with the problem of describing people who are clearly not subservient to an alpha yet cannot be described as an alpha themselves, There is no set criteria for an Omega, the sole common trait is one of being a rogue social wander who avoids binding attachments generally rejects social hierarchy treating everyone equally based on personal judgment, and refuses to be drawn into tribalistic feuds between groups of people
He talk to everyone he's such an Omega male
by Ancient-phool December 24, 2010
A confident and capable male that doesn't seek approval or abide by social hierarchy. He sets his own goals, and defines his own success.
Aaron Alpha wants his software team to use the Agile method to write their new program, and goes on and on about it in every meeting. Bob Beta doesn't want to rock the boat with Aaron, so he starts learning how Agile works. Owen the Omega Male writes the program during the meetings while everyone else is talking.
by An Omega Male October 04, 2013
The highest possible status a man can achieve. eats alpha males for breakfast.
When an omega male is born its game over.
the end.
As in the movie "omega man" only man left standing.
despite being the oppisite of alpha, an omega male represents the top of the human food chain as there can only be one.
"I am the the omega male... hah."
by scotty mcdougal September 04, 2006
Omega Male, is basically the servant male of the tribe. These terms, Alpha, Beta and alas Omega were used to designate hierarchy in the Ape community, but later were applied to human hierarchy as well. Omega Male is not necessarily the outside wise man or thinker as some are describing here. It's not that this male can't be wise, its just that he is often as likely to be powerless, maybe even slow as he is smart and internalized and relegated to the bottom rung of the ladder.
While the opposite of Omega is Alpha, this doesn't designate simple physical prowess and might as it does with Apes. Alpha does not crave attention or validation from others, that is normally a Beta trait of attempting to improve his station. Alpha just gets the attention. It can be leadership, smarts, ability to earn and of course physical confidence and might, which shows his potential mates that he can protect, provide and defend his family. See basic human attraction triggers.
Finally, since we are humans and not apes, Alpha/Omega isn't being the toughest man on the block.. Today Alpha is manifested in confidence, success, wit, and yes still some physical prowess. The modern Alpha is the man who is unafraid to speak his mind, unafraid to embrace his masculinity and also unafraid to defend his POV / loved ones / offspring. This is directly opposite to the man who would scurry away in fear at the first sign of confrontation, afraid to speak his opinion, unsure of himself etc.
Wow, you mean that creepy 30 something Omega male , Neck Beard who still lives in mom's basement, never make s eye contact with people and chats to young boys online all day got a job at the YMCA? Wow better keep an eye on him...
by Rocco88 March 11, 2016
While alpha males and beta males compete, omegas hang back and watch or do whatever. Whatever is left after the alphas and betas are done they either take or leave. They can be the "cool" kids or "the nice guys who finish last."
>Did you see Carl? He struck out intentionally like he didn't even want to play. That will go over well with the coach. He's such an omega male.
>Fred just held the door open for everyone. He really must not have anywhere to go in a hurry. He's so omega.
by zax89 May 28, 2011
The polar opposite of an alpha male.
"Women think they want a nice, sweet guy, but they always go for the alpha male instead of the omega male."

"Nice guys finish last"
by Undead Horde January 30, 2007
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