We’ve all heard of the alpha female — the woman most likely to be the boss of any job or social group. She usually has a sidekick. That’s the beta female who is happy to stay out of the spotlight and support her friends. But in the social hierarchy, you might not be familiar with the gamma woman and what she brings to the table.
What is a Gamma Female?
The gamma female might not be the most well-known of the hierarchy, but that doesn’t mean she’s a wallflower. The gamma female is not one to lead, but that doesn’t mean she’s following anyone else either. She goes her own way.
She’s not looking above her to see who’s ahead or behind her to see who’s going to join her. She’s making strides. Maybe you know someone like her.
17 Traits of a Gamma Woman
1. She’s Known for Her Confidence
The gamma woman is supremely confident. She knows who she is and what she wants, and she feels good about it. She’s not actually concerned with her position in the hierarchy because she has more important things on her mind. Because of this, she’s free to be her best, brightest, and most confident self.
2. She Takes Pride in Her Work
The gamma female prides herself on a job well done. She works hard, and she takes pride in it. She puts her whole self into all that she does — jobs, relationships, and even her hobbies.
The gamma woman isn’t lazy, and she cares about quality. You’ll notice that this often transfers into her appearance, her home, and even in the way she invests in her friend group. She’s completely present in a way you won’t forget.
3. She’s Driven to Succeed
Another trait of the gamma woman is her drive to succeed. She doesn’t hunger for power or chase material success like the alpha. Her drive is more internal.
She has dreams, goals, and plans and the will to manifest them in her life. She doesn’t care for shiny trophies or outside accolades. The gamma woman is simply driven by an internal value system that makes her want to do her best at anything she strives to accomplish.
4. She’s Fiercely Independent
The gamma woman is known for being fiercely independent. She’s a big believer in “if you want a job done right, it’s best to do it yourself”. While she makes an excellent friend, she’s the kind of person who rarely asks for help because she doesn’t often think she needs it.
Her fierce independence can, at times, be a stumbling block — but one she’ll probably use to get ahead. She enjoys her own company, and while she doesn’t mind having friends or lovers alongside her, she doesn’t crave constant companionship.
5. She Collaborates Rather Than Competes
Because the gamma woman isn’t hungry for power like the alpha woman, she tends to collaborate more than compete. The only person the gamma female will compete with is herself. Otherwise, she’s happy to show off her teamwork skills.
In fact, the gamma woman is an asset to any team because she’s confident, intelligent, able to work independently on tasks, and yet has no problem pitching in to help the team. She’s one of those people you can say is a genuine pleasure to work with because she isn’t eyeing you like competition. Instead, she’s eyeing the problem to figure out a solution that’s best for everyone.
6. She’s Adventurous
The gamma woman loves a good adventure. She doesn’t mind taking risks, and she loves to see the world from a new perspective. It doesn’t matter if you suggest trying a new restaurant or skydiving, the gamma woman is likely going to be the first to sign up for a little more novelty in her life.
7. She’s Spiritual
You might also notice that the gamma female in your life tends to be more spiritual than some in the hierarchy. Because she’s driven by her values, she stays connected to her purpose.
While this sometimes transfers over to a religion, it doesn’t always. She might be into meditating, using crystals with intention, or even practicing magic. Whatever spiritual direction she takes, she goes into with all her heart.
Her spirituality means that she’s not prone to judging others. She tends to accept people as they are and has no desire to change them. She’s more self-focused than concerned with how others live their lives.
8. She Consistently Helps Others
Another trait of the gamma woman is that she’s always helping others. She’s the first to lend a hand, and you don’t always have to ask her either. She pays attention and is happy to offer help if she can. This makes her a wonderful partner, friend, and colleague.
She doesn’t just help. She’s consistent about it. If she says she’s going to show up for you, she’ll be there come hell or high water. She’s dependable like that.
9. She Tends to Be Extraverted
Unlike the beta female, the gamma woman tends to be an extravert. She might not be fighting the alpha for the spotlight, but she’s happy to mix and mingle. Her confidence tends to attract others to her, and she’s more than happy to make her own place in any social group.
10. She Excels at Organization
The gamma woman is the one you should call if you need someone to help organize your closets — or your life. She’s likely got a labeled label maker. She’s that level of organized. She likes to keep everything in its place at all times, and she is known to bring order to any space she inhabits.
11. She Loves and Respects Nature
The gamma woman has another trait you may not notice unless you’re paying careful attention. She has a deep love, respect, and admiration for nature.
She might be a person with tons of houseplants. And she could be someone who simply likes to be outdoors. You may even find her participating in climate change awareness campaigns or simply doing her part to live a more sustainable life.
Her love and respect for nature will show up somewhere in her life. She truly just has a vibe that resonates with natural things. Perhaps it’s because she’s so comfortable in her own skin that she’s so comfortable with the world around her.
12. She’s a Great Listener
The gamma female is also a great listener. She’s not one to talk over you or dominate the conversation. In fact, she often prefers to listen carefully before speaking. She brings a unique sense of presence and undivided attention into her interactions.
You’ll notice that she can make you feel like the most important person in the world just by the way she listens to what you have to say. It’s a gift and one that shouldn’t be taken for granted. In a world of talkers, the gamma female is happy to sit back and listen until she has something valuable to contribute.
13. She Keeps an Open-Mind
The gamma woman is also known for keeping an open mind. She’s not a person who inflexibly holds on to her opinions despite evidence to the contrary. She stays interested in the world around her, and her opinions will change as new information becomes available.
She’s even great at deep dives into controversial topics because she’s more interested in learning new perspectives than trying to persuade anyone else to believe as she does. She’s not judging other people, and she tends to avoid snap decisions. Also, she likes to take in all the available information before coming to any conclusion.
14. She’s Health-Conscious
You might notice that the gamma female in your life tends to be health conscious. She tends to concern herself with good nutrition and fitness. She’s not trying to fit into society’s idea of the perfect woman. She just wants to feel good and to take good care of herself.
For this reason, health is often on her mind, and her life is often lived in accordance with what she perceives is the healthiest lifestyle for her.
15. She’s Guided by Her Conscience and Values
As I’ve mentioned before, the gamma woman isn’t driven by external validation or monetary success. She’s driven by her conscience and her values. This is the driving force behind all that she does. Even if she’s climbing the career ladder, there’s likely a greater purpose to it than status or a salary increase.
16. She’s Passionate About Causes
The gamma female is driven and passionate, and it’s no surprise that she invests her time, money, and/or energy into the causes she believes in. Most gamma women find a cause to support and then will champion that cause with all their hearts.
The cause that’s near and dear to her heart is often personal, but she’s capable of caring about causes that impact others, too.
17. She’s Known for Her Authenticity
The gamma woman will never pretend to be someone she isn’t just to be accepted. It wouldn’t even occur to her. She’s known for her authenticity, and she’s perfectly happy knowing that some people just aren’t going to like her.
Obviously, they’re not her people. She’d much rather be around people who love her for exactly who she is.
Final Words About the Gamma Woman
The gamma woman might be lower on the hierarchy than the alpha, beta, or sigma woman, but she doesn’t concern herself with status. She’s not concerned with hierarchies at all. She is genuinely living her best life because she fills it with love, purpose, and intention.
If you know a gamma woman, you’ve likely noticed these traits in her. She’s passionate but not judgmental. She’s driven but not so hungry to succeed that she’d walk all over you to get there. Also, she’s extroverted but doesn’t insist upon the spotlight. She’s a person who does her best to live by her own internal compass. And if you know one (or are one), consider yourself very fortunate indeed.
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