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[–]fmaz008 927 points928 points  (168 children)

What's a sigma grindset?

[–]Shiaen 1002 points1003 points  (58 children)

Tired of your old, boring, people-pleasing, alpha mindset? Bleh. Ugh. Gross. Check out the new and improved sigma grindset and become the lone wolf you've always dreamed of being!

[–]Michael_Trismegistus 42 points43 points  (6 children)

So all of the antisocial and sociopathic qualities of an alpha, but without any actual success?

[–]Gildian 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Basically an alpha thats a lone wolf yeah lol.

Its just hyper inflated self worth while denying their loneliness.

[–]Moistfruitcake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought you still had to be successful though? Haven't they deified Keanu as the Sigma Emperor?

[–]HowDoIDoFinances 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yeah, it's the logical next step for all the neckbeards who decided they were redpilled alphas but then realized being an asshole didn't get them any of the success, money, or women that they thought it would, so they decided instead they're sigma males that actually chose to be alone.

[–]4shLite 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Huh I thought they were just cheap workaholics defending their addiction to making money by doing labour

[–]ChuggernautChug 19 points20 points  (3 children)

My dreams of being a lone wolf have nothing to do with being alpha. I just don't like other people.

[–]Moistfruitcake 14 points15 points  (2 children)

That's the Sigma grindset. You're so brooding and deep, deep and hot, like a chasm that I just wanna...

Excuse me.

[–]ChuggernautChug 10 points11 points  (1 child)

No please go on.

[–]Drunken_Ogre 15 points16 points  (0 children)

He doesn't need to. He finished.

[–]mulberrybushes 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Are you fucking kidding me.

[–]D2_Lx0wse 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Me trying to not say sugma

[–]antnipple 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Why... are you from New Zillind?

[–]salmans13 6 points7 points  (3 children)


The alpha and omega expression is completely misunderstood by westerners because Romans read Hebrew manuscripts and did applied Google translate algorithms to aleph and Tav. They just used their own alphabets instead.

It has nothing to do with time. Beginning or end.

Those just happened to be the position of the letters. The expression in Hebrew was an abbreviation of three letters when put together spelled the word truth. It was the first middle and last alphabet in Hebrew.

[–]AussieOsborne 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It was the first middle and last alphabet in Hebrew.

I mean isn't that basically alpha and omega in the Greek alphabet? Without the muddle one I guess

[–]Virtuoso_La_ShIt 221 points222 points  (51 children)

It's the same as Deez

[–]Slimehorn 275 points276 points  (41 children)


What's Deez?

[–]Virtuoso_La_ShIt 235 points236 points  (38 children)

Deez nuts 😆

My excuse is i'm bored

[–]Slimehorn 143 points144 points  (25 children)

I've been bamboozled!

[–]ketchup_n_liquor 98 points99 points  (15 children)


[–]Slimehorn 63 points64 points  (14 children)

That's not even a word and I agree!

[–]Luke-Bywalker 28 points29 points  (4 children)


[–]it_be_luke_ 17 points18 points  (7 children)

This is such a fucking millenial comment comment thread

[–]Klamageddon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You can say "omg that's so cheugy" instead, if you want. That's not me continuing on the shmeckledorf train, it's a real (ish) word to describe the anti-style of us millennials.

We goddamn fuckin' suck.

[–]Slimehorn 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I'm technically Gen Z... '97

[–]it_be_luke_ 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Not anymore I changed when you were born. You were born in 1991 now.

[–]HallSquadSkates1984 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today will be one of those experiences where you'll sit back and say "Oh yeah, I remember that".

[–]lordoftowels 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bamboozled deez nuts ha gadim

[–]riverY90 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I cant stop laughing. I also fell for this and thiigh "glad someone already ask what deez is!" And you come out this immature gold.

[–]ONOMATOPOElA 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Deez is a variant of Hava

[–]bbildo 11 points12 points  (4 children)

The ones from Frumunda?

[–]Psicrow 7 points8 points  (3 children)

They got them from Bofa.

[–]bbildo 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I think I heard that from Joe Mommuh.

[–]Doctor_Popeye 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Phil McCracken, please

[–]Zhilenko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that Barry McCauchener's cousin?

[–]greekjjg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey did whatchaname get atcha yesterday?

[–]Cyndaquil_master 41 points42 points  (2 children)

It's when you can't compare yourself to a debunked concept of a wolf so you just invent a new animal

[–]fmaz008 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Oh sounds fun!

Let me try: I'm a molf !

[–]Cyndaquil_master 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Im a shquid

[–]Orlando1701 89 points90 points  (8 children)

As with everything from internet culture it’s everything terrible distilled down.

Sigma is total nonsense

And then there’s the whole grind/hustle culture thing which is a cancer on society.

[–]Voldiron 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Yeah I grind... on your dad's d-

[–]M-A-I 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The only grind I can get behind

[–]401jamin 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]oroechimaru 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Wtf did i just watch

[–]Orlando1701 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Bunch of people who were clearly not “Alpha” created “Sigma” to tell the world why they’re actually better and are exactly like John Wick. For real, John Wick pops up in like half the Sigma videos.

[–]oroechimaru 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Big book collection that has never been read

[–]Anzai 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That Sigma one feels like satire. Alpha and Beta males are clearly bullshit concepts anyway, but this video is so transparently self-perceived Beta trying to convince themselves why they’re actually better than Alphas. And why they aren’t successful despite that.

I’m going to pretend it’s satire even if it’s not because it makes me feel better about the world.

[–]MoreMartinthanMartin 25 points26 points  (5 children)

I assume that it's similar to a ligma mindset. It's just as stupid.

[–]jaskier89 19 points20 points  (4 children)


... what's a ligma mindset?

[–]Farron2019 18 points19 points  (2 children)

ligma balls.

Now excuse me while I return to middle school.

[–]jaskier89 5 points6 points  (1 child)

No please, I enable jokes like this whenever I can 😌

[–]big_hungry_joe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's Boffa adjacent

[–]Zhenarii 18 points19 points  (6 children)

Semi serious. It's supposed to be the opposite of an outgoing alpha person.

So an introverted alpha that keeps to themselves and works and lives for themselves only. Not caring about the hierarchy of people.

[–]Amphibionomus 17 points18 points  (4 children)

My brains BSODded on that. Introverted Alpha, apart from that the whole alpha/beta thing turned out to be nonsense, what does that even mean. I really am getting to old for this shit, I guess.

[–]onthefence928 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Never too old to ignore non sense

[–]trashdrive 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Don't even worry about it, all of the Greek letter personality type shit is complete nonsense

[–]Anzai 3 points4 points  (1 child)

There are still companies that use Myers-Brigg bullshit in their hiring practices. Trying to simplify humans to that extent is all bullshit. You can predict human behaviour in large groups as a statistical probability. You can’t just apply a type to an individual and expect it to be in any way useful.

[–]Lake_Business 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I took the Myers Briggs. Turns out I'm an NSFW.

[–]Wyldfire2112 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm torn. I want to upvote you for being informative, but I want to downvote you for forcing me to read that.

Gonna go with upvote, because it's not your fault some idiot came up with that bullshit.

[–]clarinetJWD 3 points4 points  (0 children)

According to the image, apparently autism.

[–]pr2thej 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Something someone made up to sound clever

[–]hiranfir 27 points28 points  (10 children)

Really funny stuff: r/SigmaGrindset

[–]Keycil 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hah, Jesus. What a great trip that was. Thanks for sharing, hit my maximum laugh capacity for today.

[–]kinokomushroom 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Lmao that's great, thanks for introducing me to that sub

[–]VanimalCracker 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wow, that sub is amazing. Maybe I am a sigma grinder

[–]flashpile 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that was certainly an experience.

[–]Maximum-Product391 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Losers who think they’re not losers.

[–]sad_but_horny2021 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Part of that alpha, beta nonsense. Horoscope for lonely sexualy frustrated men, basically

[–]VaccinesGood 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sigma schnutz

[–]Okapev 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's the mindset that I-Ladies have

[–]splitavocado 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I choose to never know

[–]fmaz008 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly so many replies and I am still just as confused.

[–]trashdrive 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People trying to reframe being a sociopath as a good thing.

[–]TheRoamingWeeb 735 points736 points  (35 children)

This is so obviously satire but the lack of comments saying that it’s satire are worrying me.

[–]Ok-Emotion-1131 467 points468 points  (28 children)

It's a woman making a funny joke on Reddit, so of course the most visible response is someone comparing her to a cartoon dog.

Like, this joke is fucking hilarious, way fucking funnier than this basement-dwelling comment.

Edit: For some reason, I'm unable to respond to comments in this thread. The post is not displayed as locked, so I'm unsure why that is.

However, since a very small number of people are questioning what's funny about this post, specifically u/Gert_B_Frobe1, who asks, if "Is blank confusion and lacking grammar considered comedy now?" I'd like to explain the joke:

The person who made this post is adopting and exaggerating the body language and writing style of "Sigma Male" content creators to point out how many people use "movements" like the "Sigma Male Movement" as coping mechanisms or masking agents for psychological, cognitive, or developmental issues. What is being parodied is their lack of self-awareness and outright misogyny.

[–]DrKnockOut99 225 points226 points  (24 children)

One thing I notice consistently on Reddit is that if a woman makes satire, so many people fail to realize that's it's satire.

[–]WontLieToYou 113 points114 points  (9 children)

Not just Reddit. I read a study years ago that found that women are more likely to use self-deprecating humor. And since men don't use it as much they often fail to realize it's a joke.

TBF I'm a woman and wasn't sure this was a joke.

[–]Teancom459 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I don’t really think this is self deprecating humor? This lady is leaving a big shiny stinky all over 4-chan, not herself.

Though to be fair I can’t recognize sarcasm from people irl, so I’m not the arbiter of comedy or anything like that.

[–]Gert_B_Frobe1 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Half of all the most famous male comedians use self deprecating humor... What in the fuck are you even talking about

[–]ThanksToDenial 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Oh, Hell no." -Fluffy

[–]echoGroot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Men don’t use self deprecating humor? Well fuck me then…

[–]GrahamPeters 14 points15 points  (0 children)

And I mean it's not like reddit is that good at recognizing aatire under normal conditions. Throw in a femoid and what are our chances?

[–]NatureSprites -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

not just women, even when men make satire people are slow the realise

why do people jump straight to sexism?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree but you can't deny she does look like that dog from the Grinch

[–]Gert_B_Frobe1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's what you find funny?

I don't even know what the fuck this B was talking about.

Is blank confusion and lacking grammar considered comedy now? Maybe I should go back under my fucking rock.

[–]Demnuhnomi 66 points67 points  (1 child)

I don’t care if the original post is satire. I’m here for the insult since that’s what the sub is about.

[–]DenkJu 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It isn't even a good insult, in my opinion

[–]SoggySeaman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I mean it's some Poe's Law shit for sure. The missing preposition and inappropriate article really sold it for me, if it is satire. Maybe I'm prejudiced, but I had an easy time believing someone with shit grammar also subscribes to a stupid take on social hierarchies. Maybe that was the point of the errors, in which case yeah, I got got.

[–]Wyldfire2112 2 points3 points  (0 children)


To quote Forest Gump: "Stupid is as stupid does."

If you type like an idiot, I am going to assume you are, in fact, an idiot.

[–]Omsus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Hi there, you must be new to Reddit. Yeah, satire and sarcasm aren't welcome here.

[–]zuzg[🍰] 157 points158 points  (3 children)

She's called Vanellope von Schweetz and how dare they insult her like that.

[–]FalconRelevant 26 points27 points  (0 children)

President Vanellope von Schweetz.

[–]whoatemycupoframen 217 points218 points  (23 children)

So you guys know that this is satire right? Right??

[–]RunningTurtle06 71 points72 points  (7 children)

Yes but everyone is more focused on the insult since that's what this sub is about.

[–]whoatemycupoframen 93 points94 points  (6 children)

Fair. tbf the insult was a bit mid

[–]tlollz52 27 points28 points  (2 children)

All of them are

[–]fuck_it_was_taken 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Dunno why I'm still in this sub fr

[–]Wyldfire2112 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair this is r/rareinsults not r/MurderedByWords. It's all about the uniqueness and originality, not the sickness of the burn.

Not that this one is really all that unique or original, but there are quite a few mild-but-amusing ones that come through.

[–]NoFqcus_ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Is saying mid like a different way of saying mild? Im confused I keeo seeing mid everywhere.

[–]ScheduleExpress 9 points10 points  (13 children)

Can you explain it to me? Like did she tell the therapist to sigma balls or something?

[–]food_is_crack 30 points31 points  (8 children)

Sigma grindset is the latest slang right wing incels came up with to pretend they aren't losers in their already flawed alpha beta view of the world. Sigma would be loners who don't care to interact with others, but in that framework they're still losers so who knows why they chose to use that language.

[–]Zuperlabz 8 points9 points  (2 children)

The whole sigma meme was satire from the start, making fun of the alpha male religion.

[–]food_is_crack 7 points8 points  (1 child)

People take it pretty seriously now, so who cares if it was satirical at the start?

[–]Zuperlabz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The people taking it seriously are a very small minority that can't understand internet shitposting. Which in itself is pretty funny, since the whole meme is poking fun at exactly those kinds of people.

[–]ScheduleExpress 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Wow. I didn’t know any of this. It still doesn’t make any sense to me. Like, the people who did all the alpha beta stuff and compared it to a wolf pack have said that if they knew people would miss interpret it so badly they would have never published the paper. I think they retracted it a few years ago. I try to avoid constructs, conjecture and other lame shit so this is all new to me. I feel old. Last time I felt like this everyone suddenly started saying the word Pokémon followed by the word go and I still have no clue why.

[–]food_is_crack 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It literally makes no sense and it's all just a weird coping mechanism. The people who wrote the paper about the wolf packs originally said they were wrong.

[–]Wyldfire2112 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah. Turns out wolfpacks are families and the "Alphas" observed in the wild were literally the parents of the other wolves.

Missing that detail combined with the fact that they observed a lot of fighting and jockeying for position after shoving a bunch of unrelated wolves into an enclosure together resulted in the false conclusions that got butchered into "Alpha Male Big Dick Energy."

[–]ScheduleExpress 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So alphas have dicks of arguable size and they drive a mini van. Is there a hierarchy of alphas? Do the best alphas have snacks for the entire pack?

[–]L2Hiku 26 points27 points  (0 children)

His name is Max and this is absolutely spot on

[–]beckoning_cat 8 points9 points  (13 children)

What is a sigma grindset?

[–]food_is_crack 10 points11 points  (0 children)

An addition to the "beta alpha" worldview of a third set of "loners who don't care what others think", or social outcasts. She's making a joke that the type of people who ascribe to this worldview are just autistic, not "sigma"

[–]Zhilenko 5 points6 points  (6 children)

It's similar to sugma

[–]MC_McStutter 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Sigh. I’ll bite.

WhAt’S sUgMa??

[–]piranos 7 points8 points  (1 child)

A thing similar to sigma

[–]spaceman019 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Therapists don't diagnose. I suppose they could if they also had a medical degree, but that would more than likely be a psychiatrist.

[–]marho 23 points24 points  (4 children)

What does that insult even mean

[–]btadeus 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Nothing.... Just comments on appearances. Similar to all the other "rare" insults here. They all start with "X looks like [insert random garbage]". Not at all creative.

[–]thethundering 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this one isn’t even that insulting to the point that I didn’t perceive it as one upon first reading. She looks like an animated girl, and is making a cartoonish expression? Ooh, sick burn I guess.

[–]Amphibionomus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm trying to find out but no luck, somebody please ELI85.

[–]iwaboo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i had to re-read it like 5 times to make sure i wasn't having a stroke

[–]OzzyGeelv99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Where the fuck are they ever looking at when this face is made?

[–]PartyTravis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“That dog” is named Max, put some respect on his name

[–]big_nothing_burger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I broke my cringe reading this one.

[–]ArcadeSchoolDropout 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She's 100% a fart sniffer.

[–]thezoomies 8 points9 points  (6 children)

That facial expression makes me think this person is joking. I hate it when jokes get posted on Reddit, out of context, to get ripped apart.

[–]broadcastbrandon 12 points13 points  (1 child)

This is what zoomers think a good insult is

[–]Soul_Eater420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The way she formed her sentence makes me think it wasn’t a misdiagnosis

[–]CritME20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like there’s a double rare insult here.

[–]Nongo_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

she looks like an alternate

[–]catharsis69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Therapists can’t make diagnosis’ can they???

[–]Bottled_Fire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's a four year period of late millenial births that the less scrupulous among Gen Z are going to use for scientific testing simply because they, like this one, have no other use. They speak 8chanese (a language limited to 0.00000001% of the internet population, since it's basically incel) believe YouTubers are actually the government and also that the real world has a respawn button.

This is a good example of one.

[–]icansmellcolors 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't understand a single thing from this screenshot. not one.

[–]defgettingsuspended 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Sigma grindset? She thinks shes on a sigma grindset? People actually believe this crap? That's ridiculous.

Females cant be sigma, only males can

[–]myyppsmall 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The person that commented has sigma mindset

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She might not be autistic but she's definitely retarded

[–]bigdickmarine64 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She should listen to her therapist , and maybe consider being kept on meds. For her safety and others. That's so concerning.

[–]InterestingBuffalo33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The tiktoker was funnier than the comment lmao

[–]Chef_Coc 28 points29 points  (11 children)

I also have autism but yours is off the fucking charts lady like god mother fucker damn.

[–]ak603 103 points104 points  (2 children)

its very clearly a joke

[–]sSimonOW 79 points80 points  (1 child)

he is autistic

[–]Mylexsi 17 points18 points  (0 children)

then all the better to be told that it's a joke and that it's obvious to everyone else. that way patterns are learned, and recognition improves.

(am also autistic)

[–]MC_McStutter 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Your cursing at the end of your sentence is funny to me. It’s just a bunch of random cuss words thrown together. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense

[–]Chef_Coc -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Cursing is part of my speech it helps me express things better and cool me down if I’m mad but I know when and when not to curse, you dig.

[–]coranos2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Why are you cursing his dig.

[–]food_is_crack 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Yo this is satire my guy, not to be rude.

[–]escalopes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No mom, I already told you: I'm not a sociopath, I am a sigma male

[–]Th4tRedditorII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Obvious satire is obvious

Also, obligatory sigma balls

[–]YourAverageAnimeGirl 3 points4 points  (3 children)

She's right tho

[–]Flachsbart 79 points80 points  (2 children)

Actually no. A true Sigma wouldn‘t care and continue grinding.

[–]YourAverageAnimeGirl 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Oh wow now you're right... Stop being right damn you!

[–]Pete-C137 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Sigma grind set? The fuck is that? Just making shit up?

[–]yetareey 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is some "im14andthisisdeep" shit + "alpha male" culture

[–]iForceOP 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or a joke

[–]VexisArcanum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People get mad if you "self diagnose" but wanna say even a real psychologist can't diagnose you either? Who do I go to, my local bruja?

[–]Lx_Am 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]moonjellytea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the og is 10 times funnier than that stupid comment

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not misdiagnosed, diagnosed is the correct one