What Is A Beta Female And How To Become One?

The quote ‘Quiet girls can run the world,’ by Rebecca Holman, proves there can be more ways to be bossy, and one way is by being a beta female. The primary characteristics of a beta female include compassion and shyness. Also, beta women intentionally choose to stay away from the spotlight and prefer getting things done from the backend. Often, this is mistaken for submissive behavior and not interested in taking charge of things. However, this is not true. The way alpha females love to be powerful and lead, beta females like being team players and work behind the scenes. They are confident about their positions and don’t mind being led by someone. However, they have opinions, which they present only when required. If you love leading away from the limelight, caring for people, and being the finest companion for your partner and pals, you could be a beta female. Browse through this post to learn more about the key attributes of a beta female.

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What Is A Beta Female?

All women exhibit a particular personality. As per dominance hierarchy, a person could be alpha, beta, gamma, omega, or sigma. The beta female is a caring, mellow, introverted, and modest individual who is loved by all and usually the type of woman men want to be with and everyone would like to be friends with. She is amicable, loyal, creative, and artistic by nature, and although not too outgoing, she does not restraint from speaking up when needed.

15+ Characteristics Of A Beta Female

Every beta female exhibits a few typical traits that determine their beta personality. If your personality depicts most of the traits mentioned below, you might be a beta female.

1. Go-to person

A beta female is the backbone of every alpha female. She is reliable, intelligent, self-assured, and the one people approach for solutions, help, and support. She is good at helping others, and her supportive nature often imparts strength to everyone who needs it. The naturally nurturing behavior of a beta female allows everyone to be comfortable around her and seek her advice or help when needed.

2. Career-oriented

She is focused and hard-working

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A beta female is focused and clear about her career goals and social status. She is hard-working and strives toward accomplishing what she sets out for. She is not drawn by the limelight and fame, and her undivided attention to every task allows her to excel at everything. Her unabashed intelligence and smartness help her go a long way. She rarely competes to win and does not seek admiration and approval for her achievements.

3. Introverted

A beta woman is shy, calm, and less talkative. She is passive and speaks only when spoken to. However, do not mistake this as a sign of under-confidence. She chooses to be so and is secure about her choice. A beta female thinks deeply, and hence is quiet most of the time. Comfortable in her skin, she is not outgoing, and although she talks less, she puts across her point across at the right time, which shows her assertiveness.

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Beta females always see good in people. They trust others easily and don’t doubt their motives, making them gullible and easy to take advantage of.

4. Diplomatic and passive

She does not prefer picking definitive stands or displaying aggression and instead likes putting her points forth gently by sugar-coating words to avoid hurting the sentiments of others. Whenever a concern arises, she refrains from being blunt and straightforward and maintains a gentle communication style to convey her views and ideas.

She constantly adjusts and does not impose her thoughts on others. She convinces herself to do something she might not be interested in, and her peacekeeping attitude makes her quite popular in her group. Her passiveness makes her approachable, and she usually solves disputes as a mindful mediator.

5. Pragmatic

A beta female is practical and has a rational thought process, which allows her to put things into perspective. Her independent-mindedness and deep-thinking ability enables her to see things in plain light, which often turns out to be integral in relationships and teamwork. She knows what she is talking about while putting across her pragmatic views and her logic is undeniable.

6. Empathetic

She is compassionate and empathetic

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A beta female is compassionate and empathetic towards everyone. She tends to be understanding and senses other people’s emotions immediately and would always step up to offer empathy to her loved ones and is truly considerate about others and their feelings. The ability to share other’s burdens, happiness, or excitement, is one of the key characteristics of a beta female.

7. Caregiver

A beta woman is naturally nurturing and caring. She believes in feminine behavior and gender roles, loves raising a family, being the nurturer, and taking care of her husband and children. Taking care of the little things that her loved ones would revere is a signature trait of a beta female.

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Being a nurturer, beta females put others’ needs before their own. Therefore, it is crucial for them to learn to prioritize and take care of themselves.

8. Creative

She is creative and artistic and usually adept at fashion, art, and décor. She loves designing her home and being creative with clothes and embraces different forms of art. It will not be a surprise if a beta female chooses a creative field to pursue her career. Fashion, interior designing, visual arts, and such creative careers could be popular pursuits for beta women.

9. Comfortable in taking orders

Beta females are comfortable being led

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While alpha females prefer to step into leadership and take the spotlight, beta females are comfortable being led. A team of an alpha and a beta female goes well as a beta woman naturally makes a great team member. She allows others to take charge while making meaningful contributions to the team in an organized manner. She also offers support and strength, which helps maintain a good power dynamic. She is not insecure and bothered about the competition or being the backbone of alpha females and understands her vital role as a team member.

10. High moral

A beta female prefers to follow her set of rules and thrives on abiding by her principles at any cost. She is virtuous, spiritual, and down-to-earth, but nothing can come in the way of her morals. She has high standards and principles, and she stands up for herself and others when required. She loves to keep her conscience clean and is difficult to be swayed or influenced.

11. Fashionista

Dressing up well is an essential aspect of beta female

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She loves dressing up spectacularly every day as a part of her confidence-boosting regime. Dressing up well is an essential aspect of a beta female’s life for her self-esteem and image. Thus, she ends up being a shopaholic and focuses on dressing immaculately every day. A beta female feels good about having great clothes in her closet, even if it sometimes means having over-flooded wardrobes.

12. Feminine

A beta female is beautiful and feminine and embodies the true essence of womanhood. She loves to be courted and always prefers having the man make the first move. A beta female would prefer a traditional approach in a relationship and gracefully let her man woo her as she settles for trust and love. Once she finds her man who understands her emotional needs, she would do everything in her capacity to keep that love sparkling.

13. Romantic

You may find a beta female being romantic in relationships and enjoying traditional romantic gestures. She adores little gestures such as the holding of hands, forehead kisses, long drives, and romantic evenings. She is also a vintage lover and brings out her romantic side once she finds her faithful companion. She is also patient and sensible about her relationships and does not believe in fleeting romances. Once she finds her man, there is no stopping her from being romantic.

14. Loyal

She is a perfect partner

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Commitment and loyalty are important traits of a beta female. She is undeniably loyal and trustworthy in her relationship and with her friends. She would compromise for a worthy relationship and keep her partner first in every aspect of her life. She is thus a perfect partner that most men seek and a best friend that everyone wants.

15. Sensitive

A beta woman is sweet and gentle, and although emotionally intelligent, she can also be overly sensitive. She often finds herself being taken advantage of since she follows her heart and ends up compromising way more than she should. A beta female is emotional at heart, and her sensitive nature enables her to put the comfort of her loved ones before her own.

16. Confident

Most beta females are known for their confident nature, where they find contentment without seeking external validation, which is truly admirable. The ultimate power of beta females resides in their calm self-confidence and ease in embracing their roles. She is confident and does not strive to seek control or attention; instead, she is self-aware and secure in her identity.

17. Intelligent

The beta female is known for her intellect. She is intelligent, possessing sharp wisdom, a keen attention to detail, and a strong sense of observation. She often takes time to understand how the world works and how humans can navigate it effectively. As a result, beta females are known to exhibit vital wisdom and intellect.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s the difference between alpha and beta females?

Alpha females are confident, assertive, dominant, and self-reliant in social and professional situations. They are often intuitive and strong-willed leaders and take charge in group situations. On the other hand, Beta females are more submissive and tend to follow rather than lead. They may be more nurturing and supportive of others but may not assert themselves as strongly as alpha females.

2. What is the difference between a beta and an omega female?

Beta females may be more supportive and nurturing, while omega females tend to be more assertive and have an independent-thinking. A beta female tends to be a follower and may prioritize maintaining harmony and relationships over achieving her own goals. On the other hand, an omega female tends to be more independent, self-sufficient, self-motivated, and ambitious, often prioritizing her own goals and desires over those of others.

3. What are some career choices for beta females?

A beta female could choose a creative job in the art, craft, music, design, or filmmaking fields or one in which she can help others, such as a doctor, nurse, vet, teacher, social worker, or volunteer. If she is a practical woman with good organizational strengths, she could start her own business. Moreover, those who can think analytically could go into STEM fields.

4. Who are some well-known beta females?

Mother Teresa. Jennifer Aniston, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe could be considered beta females.

5. How to be a better beta female?

Beta females are known for their empathy and loyalty. Keeping up these habits could automatically make you a better beta female.

6. What zodiac signs are beta females?

Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Libra, Aquarius, and Pisces are generally considered beta females. However, women from these signs could have different personalities, too, and women from other zodiac signs could have the traits of a beta female.

7. What is the difference between Beta Female vs Sigma Female?

A beta female is nurturing and empathetic. She is also pragmatic, loyal, and creative, has no problems taking orders from others, and is cooperative and passive. Lastly, she believes in the societal structure of females being caregivers and homemakers.

On the other hand, a Sigma female is assertive and independent. She is a non-conformist and likes to chase after what she wants. Moreover, she prefers solitude and self-sufficiency over being in a group for society’s sake.

Beta females are powerful in a hidden way. A beta female may appear introverted and shy, but she can dominate and achieve her goals when the situation presents itself. Her empathetic nature, compassion, and realistic views make her a good friend and partner. If you show any of these signs of a beta female, you should celebrate your unique personality. You are beautiful and balanced in many aspects. Hence, cherish your inner beauty and channel it into making your life as beautiful as you always do.

Infographic: Other Female Personality Types

Now that you know about the characteristics of a beta female, you might be wondering what other personality types women have. In the following infographic, we have explained women’s various types of personalities. Give it a read, check which type matches your personality, and save it so you can share it with your friends.

types of personalities in women (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • A beta female is modest and prefers to stay away from the limelight but portrays confidence only when she wants it.
  • She is reachable, loving, diplomatic, caregiving, and empathetic.
  • The many typical traits make a beta female one of a kind and trustworthy companions.
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Dr. Holly Schiff is an experienced clinical psychologist with around nine years of experience in the field. She did her Doctorate of Psychology in School and Community Psychology from Hofstra University and graduated from Fordham University. Furthermore, she holds a Master of Arts in Psychology in Education degree from Columbia University, a Master of Science in School-Community Psychology, and an...read full bio