When people make up definitions, those definitions are not "the Truth" but expressions of their own hopes, wishes, fantasies and perversions. Alpha, Beta, Gamma, "hypergamy," "shit tests" - all fantasies created by someone clearly disturbed, and rejected by women his entire life. It is is the same kind of bizarre, arcane private language created by Scientologists and Objectivists - in fact every religious cult in the world.
Religious cults want to strip away people's independence and intelligence and make them into unthinking serfs - the Borg. Sheeple. This is why critics have to be attacked, ostracized, expelled - because they are heretics, blasphemers, witches, all of whom threaten the good of the Body. And, of course, the Final Arbiters of All Truth must not be attacked.
Let's take the definition of Sigma:
"The outsider who doesn't play the social game and manage to win at it anyhow. The sigma is hated by alphas because sigmas are the only men who don't accept or at least acknowledge, however grudgingly, their social dominance. (NB: Alphas absolutely hate to be laughed at and a sigma can often enrage an alpha by doing nothing more than smiling at him.) Everyone else is vaguely confused by them. In a social situation, the sigma is the man who stops in briefly to say hello to a few friends accompanied by a Tier 1 girl that no one has ever seen before. Sigmas like women, but tend to be contemptuous of them. They are usually considered to be strange. Gammas often like to think they are sigmas, failing to understand that sigmas are not social rejects, they are at the top of the social hierarchy despite their refusal to play by its rules."
How about negging? Supposedly it's to make a women more vulnerable to your advances by undermining her self-confidence by showing you're high-status....something like that.
For good and bad, people imitate each other. It's how we learn. Unfortunately, there are those in the Manosphere who read their definitions, memorize them and think they are the Ultimate Truth. People who do such things cannot think for themselves and lack critical and analytical ability.
Those who have memorized the definitions of Sigma and Negging, and who think they really exist, don't know what they talking about.
Let's take "negging," for example. That's what I do, and have since I was 12. I have natural talent at it. Why do I do it? I seem to be born that way. In middle school I used to tease my sister's friends all the time when they came over to visit my sister. It wasn't to show I was high status or to undermine their confidence or any of that nonsense.
I noticed one thing: half of her friends had crushes on me, and half hated me. The ones who I teased liked me because I was older and paying attention to them. The other half thought I was making fun of them and putting them down.
When I got into high school and most especially college I found the same thing: half hated me and half liked me. Three girls, all friends, admitted all three of them had crushes on me at the same time.
Nearly every girl who had a crush on me when I did this was younger than me. Very few were my age, and none were older. Every one of them admitted they were flattered by my attention. It wasn't about putting them down. It was about building them up.
"Gee, I've got this older, smart, funny, good-looking guy paying attention me with his wit and charm...I'm flattered."
In fact, I have been referred to more than once as a "doll" and "charming."
That's what negging really is. The rest is nonsense.
As for the Sigma, I fit that pretty close. It's related to the negging. And as for the definition, one huge thing is left out: when you fit it... women either love you or hate you. And when they hate you, they hate you. Their attitude is that they'd like to see you die.
Not once in any of these definitions I have read does it point out the negatives, the backfiring.
I have noticed for decades that when people memorize the exact definition of something, and think it's the absolute truth, that person is insecure and indeed lost. "Now I have found the truth! I was lost and now am found! I now have meaning and purpose and security in my life!"
Not once have I heard a self-proclaimed Sigma and Neggerer (is that even a word?) point out the negatives and backfiring. My conclusions? They're lying - losers trying to build themselves up with words because they lack action. All hat, no cattle. Talking the talk but not walking the walk. Empty inside, like a balloon. Narcissists.
"Thou shalt not make thy characters graven images of thyself." - Theodore Beale