Sexual rank: Is your N in the top 20% (ALPHA/Alpha/Sigma), the lower 20% (BETA/Gamma/Omega), or in the middle (BETA/Beta/Delta)?
Social rank: Is your M in the top 20% (Alpha/Sigma), the lower 20% (Gamma/Omega), or in the middle (Beta/Delta)?
Do you have normal numbers for this that I might test myself against? How many people is the average person comfortable leading? I’m curious is all…not self-conscious.
:-P Yeah, same here. I shudder to think that people would think I’m self-conscious. It eats away at me.
Vox’s informal poll is a good place to start for N. If you want hard data (deceptively so), maybe also try your hand with the GSS? M is actually easier, because you can start collecting preliminary data very quickly. Just look around. Many men have zero subordinates at work, at home, at church or at their hot Yoga classes. Some lead a small group of 8. Some lead 16. A few lead small church congregations of 64.
The great thing is that you can use the chief-to-Indian ratio as an estimate of your spot. So if you lead a church of 64, you are probably in the top 1/64 of the social ladder. That’s roughly the 98.4th percentile. This is because for every leader of 64, there are 64 followers who (probably) lead fewer men than he does.
There are two complications to this estimate that offset each other. There are probably people in the congregation who have subordinates at home or at work. Similarly, an Alpha in one setting is an Alpha in other settings, so the pastor is probably in charge at home and at work too. Like I said, offset.
I don’t know that a Sigma would fall into the top 20% of social rank. Maybe they should be exempt from the second test?
I’ll use Vox as an example. He doesn’t actively seek leadership, but people follow him anyway. He has a huge readership. So the test is still useful to identify Sigmas.