There are six different female archetypes in which you can technically be categorized.
You’ve probably heard of the alpha female (or its counterpart – the alpha male) before, but the other personality types are a little less known. One of them is the sigma female.
This is by far one of the most interesting and rare personality types, and in a moment, I will tell you exactly why that is!
You see, whether you are a sigma female yourself or you know someone who is, knowing the characteristics of this personality can really help you understand yourself or other people better!
What is a sigma female?
Before I dive into the defining characteristics of a sigma female, let’s first define what a sigma female is.
A sigma female is a personality type that is essentially very similar to the alpha female in that they are very confident, bold, intelligent, and charming.
The difference between the two is that sigma females are not necessarily as popular as the alpha female and are definitely more self-reliant.
In short, sigma females just enjoy spending time alone.
Even though they are mentally strong, they can still struggle with some of the same things that alpha females do, even though their personality traits are quite different.
And that brings me to the next part – let’s actually dive into the different sigma female characteristics!
17 characteristics of a sigma female
1) She is independent
Okay, this one is probably no surprise given what you just learned about sigma females, but sigma females are very independent and self-reliant.
They are not afraid to go out alone or do things on their own, which is something that many people have a hard time learning to be okay with.
This characteristic makes these women so unique – you’d be surprised how many people struggle with being alone and having time to themselves.
Sigma females are not one of those people – they are independent, but they still know how to have fun!
The good thing about this is that she is not relying on other people’s approval to have a good time or to feel good about herself.
She can be truly happy with or without other people around. This is a truly admirable quality, and it makes her stand out from the rest.
The only issue that can come with this characteristic is that she can sometimes be a little too independent and not open up to others about her emotions or just what she’s thinking.
She doesn’t want to bother anyone with her problems, and bottling all your feelings up is not always healthy in the long run!
But a sigma female is widely respected, especially among men.
You see, most men admire a woman who can be independent and rely on herself.
However, some men feel threatened by how independent she is, and this can cause a lot of problems in a relationship.
But if you can find a man who respects your independence, it makes for a great partnership!
Speaking of partnerships…
2) Loyalty is important to her
You might think that because sigma females are so independent, they might not be very committed to friends or partners, but that’s actually not the case.
Sigma females are actually very loyal to their friends and partners.
They are not going to just abandon their friends whenever something better comes along, and they will always be there for them no matter what.
A sigma female is a very loyal friend or partner, but they still have the independence to do their own thing when they need to.
This makes her a great friend or partner because she will always be there for you but she won’t smother you with her presence!
You see, if you don’t have time to hang out, this personality type won’t take it personally, she’ll just roll with it and still be there whenever you’re ready.
The fact that this type of woman is such a lone wolf means that she rarely commits to a relationship, so when she does, she’s in it for the long haul.
Think about it: she finally found someone who is worth giving up some of her independence for, so she’s not just going to leave them when something better comes along.
A sigma female is a very loyal friend or partner, and you can always count on her to help you out if you need it.
3) She is not afraid of being alone
I mentioned before that sigma females are independent, but another thing that makes them so unique is that they are not afraid of being alone.
In fact, they prefer it!
They don’t need to be with someone 24/7 and they’re not going to feel lonely if they are by themselves for a while.
This is because they enjoy their own company and they know that they are worth being alone!
So if you’re a sigma female, you don’t need a man to make you happy, or hundreds of friends to feel “accepted”.
You can be perfectly content with just spending time by yourself or with your close friends, which is something that most people aren’t comfortable with.
You see, the vast majority of people have a big issue with being alone. They feel like they need to be surrounded by people or their significant other at all times.
This is because they are afraid of being alone, so they always have to have someone there even if they don’t want to be with them.
Frankly, I believe a lot of these people simply don’t know what to do with themselves and they are afraid of their true thoughts coming out when they are alone.
But a sigma female is different!
She’s not afraid of her own thoughts or being alone, so she’s able to relax and enjoy her own company.
Having this quality makes you a very strong person and it helps you to be more confident in yourself.
4) She can seem intimidating
This confidence that sigma females have can sometimes come off as intimidating, but it’s not always a bad thing!
You see, if you come across a sigma female, you may be intimidated by them at first because they are more confident and independent than most women.
They don’t need validation from anyone and they are not afraid to speak their mind. This will throw a lot of people off guard, but it’s something that you should admire and respect.
Being able to speak your mind and be confident in yourself is a rare quality in today’s society, so you should really proud of being a sigma female (or having one in your life).
The thing is, if someone intimidates you, it’s usually because you think they are better than you in some way.
The other person might not even think badly about you at all, but we tend to immediately feel threatened when someone possesses qualities that we would love to have.
What can also seem intimidating to people, and especially men, is that sigma females won’t take any bullsh*t.
The know what they want and need, and if you can’t give them that, they’re out.
5) They have high standards
On that note – sigma females have very high standards and will not be with someone who does not meet their needs.
They are very respectful and don’t tolerate disrespect from anyone, including those they are dating.
This is one of the reasons why sigma females can seem intimidating to some people – because they know their worth and won’t accept anything less.
A sigma female will only be with someone who respects her exactly the way she is.
Now: this is no surprise – sigma females are perfectly content on their own, so why should they settle for a guy who will only make their life harder instead of better?
Unless you bring something to the table that will add value to her life, she will not waste her time with you.
For example, if you try to bully a sigma female or force your opinions on her, she will walk away from you immediately.
This is because sigma females are not afraid to speak up for themselves and they know what they want.
Sigma females have high standards and expect the same from the man in their life.
When it comes to this, I wish more women had this personality trait. You see, we are often so afraid of being alone that we settle for people who really don’t treat us well.
A sigma female will not allow herself to be mistreated or disrespected just because she’s afraid of being alone.
This is one of the most admirable qualities about them.
6) She is not judgmental
Because sigma females are so confident in who they are, you might think at first glance that they are judging everyone else who isn’t as strong and independent as they are.
But the truth is, they are not judgmental.
Sigma females don’t judge a book by its cover. They see people for who they really are and don’t hold personal grudges against anyone.
A sigma female is not afraid of being herself – she knows who she is and what she wants, so why should she judge you for being different?
She’s fine with it because the way you are doesn’t affect her life in any way.
She doesn’t care about your past or whether or not you have a criminal record – she only cares about how you treat her now and what kind of future you can offer her.
The thing is, unless you interfere negatively with her life in any way, she believes to let people live however they choose.
She knows that you have free will and that you are responsible for your actions.
She’s not going to judge you for being who you are – she’s going to let you live your life and do whatever it is that makes YOU happy.
7) She is a great friend
The fact that sigma females are not judgmental and will always support whatever makes you the happiest shows that they are some of the best friends you could ever wish for.
Sigma females are loyal and true to their friends.
They would never let a friend down or backstab them in any way. They always have your back and they will always be there for you no matter what.
In fact, the best friendships I’ve had with women have always been with sigma females because I’ve felt that I could really trust them and that they truly cared about me.
The thing is, sigma females don’t have time to be fake friends – they only surround themselves with real people who are true to themselves and have their best interests at heart.
I mentioned earlier how they don’t really care about having a ton of friends – they keep their circle small and close with only the people that they can trust.
That’s why you might feel like you are their only friend.
Sigma females don’t have time for a lot of friends, but the friends that they do have are going to be real and true to them.
They are not afraid to open up to their true friends and go really deep in conversations with them.
They would never judge you for anything you say – in fact, they are probably the only people who will really listen to you when you need someone to talk to.
8) She doesn’t follow trends or peer-pressure
Another characteristic that makes sigma females incredibly interesting is that they don’t follow trends or peer pressure.
Sigma females are independent, strong-willed, and confident women who don’t need to rely on others for validation or acceptance.
They can be career women if that is their passion. We all know men are attracted to ambitious women.
They know who they are and they don’t care about what other people think about them. They will be themselves no matter what and they will never try to be someone that they’re not.
Sigma females may not be as popular because of this, but at the end of the day, they really don’t care because their real friends will love them for who they are and their enemies just don’t matter to them.
This all translates to them never really following the latest trends, or if they do, it’s simply because they truly want to and not because everyone else is doing it.
They won’t follow trends just to fit in with the crowd.
In a similar way, you won’t be able to bring down a sigma female with peer pressure.
You can ask them to do something, but if they don’t want to do it, that’s it.
In my opinion, that’s an amazing trait, as it can be really difficult to stand up to a bunch of people and stick to your own opinion.
9) She is authentic
Because a sigma female won’t just follow all the latest trends or succumb to peer pressure, that makes them very authentic people.
Authenticity is a very special trait and something that is very important.
We all want people around us who are real and true to themselves, and that’s exactly what you get with a sigma female.
They are not fake, they are not trying to be someone they’re not, and they are not pretending to be something they aren’t.
They will always be themselves and you can count on that.
What you see is what you get with a sigma female, and that’s a really refreshing trait, given that in today’s world, with social media and everything, authenticity can be hard to come by.
It’s probably due to her confidence, but a sigma female just simply isn’t afraid of showing who she truly is.
She doesn’t let a lot of people get to know her closely, but the ones who do will get the 100% authentic version of her.
She is not afraid to show her true colors, and that’s what makes her very special.
10) She is not one to gossip
Another trait that I admire about sigma females is that gossip is not really their thing.
It’s not that they don’t have friends and people to gossip with, it’s just that they tend to not do it.
If you’re a member of their circle, you will be treated with respect and loyalty, if something is up, they will tell you to your face.
I find that really interesting because a majority of people love to gossip, simply because it gives them the feeling of superiority.
They think they’re showing how “cool” they are by talking behind someone else’s back, but it’s not only childish and immature but also a very weak way of dealing with things.
And that’s what I love about sigma females, they don’t feel the need to gossip.
They feel like everything can be said to your face and that there is no need to hide anything or say something behind someone else’s back.
That takes a lot of guts, and it shows how confident they are in themselves.
Plus, if she happens to be around people who gossip a lot (which rarely happens, given that she chooses her friends very carefully), she will actually speak up and say something like “Why don’t you tell him that to his face?” or “Have you ever told her how that makes you feel?”
This puts people in their place very quickly, and it’s a great way of showing that she is not one to be messed with.
11) She is always expanding her knowledge
In the beginning, I mentioned how intelligent sigma females are. Sure, some of that might be genetic, but it’s also because they are always expanding their knowledge.
They love to read, they love to talk about politics and economics, and they love to have deep conversations with people.
They simply love learning new things, and they’re always willing to educate themselves more.
For example, if you’re talking about how you started a business or how you got into a certain field of work, she will probably ask you a few questions about it.
She will want to know all the details about what your journey was like, and she’ll probably ask for your advice as well.
You see, sigma females know that knowledge is power and so they are like little sponges, soaking up any information they can get.
This is a really cool trait, as you will always be able to ask a sigma female the most random things, and there is a chance that she has researched that specific topic in the past.
But not just that, even in their field of work they are constantly evolving.
They don’t like being stagnant, so they learn new things every day, which helps them grow as a person and as a professional.
12) She values inner beauty
Sigma females are known to be beautiful on the outside. They have a certain glow and confidence to them that is just attractive, without a doubt.
However, they don’t value outer beauty very much and instead, are more interested in other people’s inner beauty.
This is a great quality because it means that she won’t be shallow and will take the time to get to know you first.
She won’t judge you on your appearance, but instead, she will want to get to know who you are as a person.
Sigma females understand that appearance is often the most boring thing about a person – they really want to know who you are on the inside.
What makes you tick?
What are you passionate about?
What do you believe in?
These types of questions are important to sigma females because they want to know who you are as a person.
They want to understand your values and opinions and how you feel about various topics.
This makes them amazing friends and partners because around them, you truly feel seen and heard.
13) She is successful
After everything you’ve already read about sigma females, I’m sure this comes as no surprise, but they are incredibly successful.
They are ambitious and driven, which is a great combination for success.
They are also self-aware and know what they want in life, which helps them achieve their goals.
Sigma females don’t let anything or anyone get in the way of their success, and they always have a plan for what they want.
Like I said before, sigma females are constantly evolving and growing as a person, so it makes sense that they are successful in all areas of life – not just one or two.
Sigma females love to learn new things and master new skills, so it’s quite predictable that you see them thriving in different areas of life at the same time – sometimes even simultaneously!
When a sigma female sets her mind on a goal, she won’t let anything stand in her way of achieving it.
She knows that she can achieve anything she puts her mind to, and so she will work hard until she reaches that goal.
14) She is a hard worker
This goes hand in hand with my previous point, but sigma females are really hard workers.
You see, when they want something, they go after it.
Most importantly, they don’t shy away from putting in endless hours and hard work to achieve their goals.
Sigma females are driven and ambitious, which means that they will do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true.
They don’t care how long it takes, or how hard they have to work – they will do whatever it takes.
That’s because sigma females don’t believe in having a life of mediocrity.
They know that if they work hard, they can push themselves to their personal limits.
This doesn’t only apply to work, though.
Sigma females tend to be ambitious when it comes to working out, keeping friendships and relationships healthy, and much more.
You see, for her, if something is valuable, she will put in hard work, no questions asked.
15) She’s always down for an adventure
One thing a sigma female will always do is bring a little excitement into your life.
She’s an adventurer, and she loves to try new things – especially if it’s something that you’ve never done before.
She will do anything from bungee jumping to skydiving, and she won’t let anything hold her back.
If you’re ever feeling like life is getting boring, just ask a sigma female to come with you on your next adventure!
This will keep your life exciting and interesting for sure!
Sigma females love the thrill of new adventures and they don’t shy away from taking chances.
Even if things might seem a little crazy in the moment, a sigma female will never back down from taking a risk.
She’s willing to try anything once, and this makes her an exciting person to be around.
16) She adapts to new situations easily
To be fair, this is probably the reason she is so adventurous – sigma females have a really easy time adapting to new situations.
In fact, they are always up for a new challenge and this is why sigma females tend to be really successful in life.
Sigma females don’t mind when things don’t go according to plan, because they know that plans change all the time.
This doesn’t bother them at all, and it allows them to adapt to anything new that comes their way.
The thing is, we never have full control over life, things can change at any minute.
Sigma females are aware of that, so instead of wasting time being anxious about what the future holds, they hone their own skills so that they know whatever comes their way, they’ll be able to adapt.
They know that they can handle whatever life throws at them, and this makes them really reliable and confident.
17) She does things at her own pace
Last but not least, you can’t rush a sigma female.
She does things at her own pace, and she knows that other people’s timelines have nothing to do with her own.
She knows what she wants and she’s going to get it, but you can’t rush her.
This is a really admirable trait, given that it can feel really stressful seeing other people being incredibly successful around you while you are still figuring things out.
It’s okay to take your time and do things at your own pace, and you can be sure that a sigma female will never rush you.
She will encourage you to take your time, and she’ll be there for you when you are ready to take the next step.
You can count on her.
At the same time, you can’t stress her out, either. She sets her own goals and the only thing she is interested in is whether she has made progress to where she was yesterday, or a year ago.
You see, we often have the tendency to compare our own journeys to other people and that can really be frustrating.
Sigma females focus on themselves and don’t let anyone rush them.
Final thoughts: is the sigma archetype good?
Now we’ve really dug deep into the sigma female archetype.
While most of these personality traits are amazing, some of them can come with their own challenges, like not letting people in emotionally, or being too independent.
No matter which personality type you are, it’s important to remember that nobody is ever perfect.
Everybody deals with their own issues and sigma females are no different.
That being said, this archetype is definitely fascinating.
Being a sigma female or having one in your life is an honor and something nobody should take for granted!
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