Basic social grouping of men under 25 years in England

Group 1

“The Losers” and “The Scumbags”

Questionable, if maybe awkward social skills (often stubborn, unwilling)

Low achievement

Often unintentionally rude and have flawed (but not geeky) social interaction (can be asocial or anti-social)

Poor/average athleticism (if decent then a lack of ability to harness it can occur)

Low self-esteem (can suffer self-delusion to heighten it)

May be opposed to elitism and its perceived culture

Their social grouping tends to lack leadership and most open to external exploitation (most psychologically aggressive member may prise control through verbal abuse, but can be outcasted/ members of Group 2 or 3 tend to lend guidance)

Often struggle to present a strong, coherent image of themselves (often relying on sympathy as solace)

May vary to beliefs/views on politics, society and current events to retain neutrality (can suffer kneejerk changes in political beliefs in the occurrences of major events, often failing or refusing to understand the causes of such events and the consequences of the stance they take upon such an event)

Vulnerable to political extremism if targeted (resultantly taking racist, homophobic or sexist views and/or targeting a religious group which they may later regret) 

Can also be vulnerable to a dramatic swing to political correctness (when barraged by Group 2 or questioned by Group 3)

Can often resort to childish poems or lyrics to explain emotions (often ridiculed by others for this)

Difficulties in understanding one’s troubles may lead them to completely ignore the gravity of hardship another may be dealing with

Most members of this group will leave if opportunities arise

Group 2

“The Average Joes”

Similar social position to group 1 (mostly lower class)

More likely to have stable lives

Less likely to have extremist political views

Will always be skewed to political views supporting the lower/working classes

May be opposed to elitism and its perceived culture

Will naturally be stuck spending some time with Group 1, but will prefer Groups 3 and 5

May be intelligent but their social position will restrict opportunities

Average (balanced) self-esteem

Good emotional quotient

Average athleticism

May have a leader, but only when necessary

Group 3

“Alpha-male”/”The Lads”

Often part of field sport teams (football, rugby, cricket)

Love creating wolf-packs at nightclub visits (often egging each other inspired by the ethics of the “Yob” culture)

Any hints of weakness is shot down upon (with hurls of effeminate/homophobic jibes)

Mostly low/moderate achieving (potential top-level sportsmen)

Mostly politically incorrect, but having such a masculine outlook does not affect their political stance or cultural beliefs (many macho men have been brazened left-wing socialists and accept equality between sexes)

However can be vulnerable to political extremism

May be opposed to elitism and its perceived culture

Masculine nature leaves little room for real introspection or understanding of behaviours of themselves and others (may join popular fashion or musical trends to appear “cultured” or “modern”, but may fail to realise the lack of substance behind such trends)

Good emotional quotient (constant, sharp social interaction with rougher characters and engaging with female gossip proves to be helpful)

Well-rounded with girls (possibly due to superficial reasons; often unwilling to allow them to enter their circles however)

Good athleticism (lacking so can be problematic and lead to feelings of masculine inadequacy when opposing equivalent groups)

Distrusting of outsiders, but will retain a high emotional quotient

Leadership “battle of the fittest”

Empathy for one another during hardships can emerge with the aim of eventually recharging the alpha-male potency as a grouping

Strong self-esteem (dependent upon their appearance of masculinity and tightness of their social group)

Group 4

“The Family”

Friendship groups similar to a close-knit family unit

This group tends to be the best at “social management” (i.e. organising alliances between themselves and adjacent groups, or defusing conflicts between opposing adjacent groups)

May appear masculine in the presence of others as a group, but are willing to behave like “the modern man” in the presence of one another

Mostly moderate achieving (can use their presentable image to achieve higher)

Understand most social modes of attitudes and cultures (can be politically incorrect, but only when appropriate)

Will mostly retain a neutral stance on politics (but remained articulate and informed on current events)

May respect elitism and participate with activities perceived to be a part of it

Emotionally quotient usually high

Well rounded with girls (most willing to share friendship circles with them)

Good athleticism (stems from tendency of such friendships being developed from participating at sports/hobby clubs at a young age)

Strong self-esteem (assisted by their universal acceptance which other groups desire to achieve (discreetly))

Stable, central leadership with flexibility to accommodate everyone

Willing to temporarily accept most outsiders and co-operate with them

Will tolerate individuality to a certain degree as long as it does not clash with the ethics of their group

Group 5

“The Tech Crew” (not necessarily fitting into their interests)

Social skills mostly sufficient to function at a normal level

Moderate achievement (but do produce gifted technicians, designers and engineers)

Average skills with girls (but can improve and become malleable with their interactions)

Default tendency to behave macho but have hints of geekiness (e.g. Grammar Nazi)

May respect elitism, but unlikely to participate with activities perceived to be a part of it

Not too particularly keen on expressing emotion, but will show empathy and sensitivity when required

Average or good athleticism (may be poor at running, but good at archery or strength sports)

Enjoys studying the technical aspects of performing any everyday activity (known for accumulating lists)

Average self esteem (not too particularly concerned with expressing their superiority towards outsiders, but do have a desire to prove their technical superiority among themselves)

Leadership tends to de-centralised, a shared responsibility within the group

Only willing to accept outsiders who are willing to take a firm interest in their hobbies

Will only really grasp an interest in politics if their sectors of interest becomes affected

Group 6

“The Inbetweeners”

Mixes the interests of the tech-driven Group 5 and the political interests of Group 7

May respect but oppose elitism simultaneously

May struggle with social skills

Low success rate with girls

Fairly laid-back in group culture

May lack assertive characters

May struggle to develop a natural leader (therefore needing support from other groups)

Will often have many geeky pastimes and write up some strange essays

Poor athleticism

Low self-esteem

Group 7

“Intelligentsia”

High achievement

Inventive and creative

Can be elitist (can exacerbate their isolation by blocking intrusion from others into their daily discussions)

Fiercely self-determined set of individuals

Rely upon charm and wit to attract girls rather than brawn and humour

Average athleticism (will show great commitment if they desire to improve it)

Strong but occasionally frail self-esteem (rely upon their image of intelligence to remain untarnished)

Their social grouping tends to produce an abundance of dominating characters, who may clash over the direction of the group activities due to constant arguing

Will share huge interests in politics, high art culture, theatre, complex historical theories (the “political/cultural elite”of the group system)

May create experimental political beliefs or adopt an obscure field of beliefs to increase multi-functional dimensions in their political entity

Group “0”

“Group Zero”/”The Outsiders/Outcasted” By definition, this group is not part of the orthodox group system; it is open-ended, lacking a collective or coherent identity. This is a group of characters who have rejected by groups in the orthodox system or have chosen to seek their own individualistic entity

Due to their itinerant nature, they are known as being “social chameleons”- malleable to most social groupings, but with an overriding detachment

It is rare for these character to ever to spend much time together as a “group”- they will usually blend themselves into the backgrounds of groups from the orthodox system

Tend to be distant and introspective (often the “artsy” (creative) characters who engage with others from far and away places)

May take interest in “elitism”: politics, high art culture, theatre, history (but will rarely ever participate in discussion with Group 2 characters upon such issues)

Can be successful with girls due to well-rounded nature (but the lack of an alpha-male culture means they are often unconcerned that their self-image or appearance of masculinity deteriorates in the view of outsiders or peers if their success rate is poor)

When such characters bond together as a group, their unity is temporary and works only to serve the purposes of their wishes of enriching their individuality (therefore there is never a real leader, a “leader” will only as a puppet or poster-boy or girl for the movement this group is aiming to create)

The movement this group may create could be cultural, social, political, artistic or even vacuous (the strengths of how coherent and meaningful the functions and intentions performed will determine the success of the movement)

Their interests often lie in obscure artwork, music, cultures, object collection

Either love travelling constantly or staying in one place and studying the behaviours of its inhabitants strongly

Very weak connections to the orthodox social system of groups 1-5 (they are independent characters seeking to create an unique identity)

May become actors, tattoo artists, painters, sculptors, musicians, fashion merchants

Love vintage/retro styles and street cultures

Mostly average self-esteem (may be low during the early periods of their initial removal from the orthodox group system)

Physical appearances may be more of a concern than their athleticism

Experimentalism may be a theme of their attitude, beliefs and lifestyle

Very good social skills (improvement of social skills extremely important to cope with itinerant nature of their social lives, although moderate periods of isolation may cause such characters being selective in their modes of interaction and engagement to suit their needs and purposes)

Varying levels of achievement

“Streetwise” rely upon intuition to understand behaviours of other social groupings and cultures; may even exploit other outsiders to blend to outlet to their individuality (then abandon them when no longer required) 

Can either bend towards all-out superficiality (social networks/”Skins/TOWIE” style parties) or all-out substance (charity work/ producing artwork to enrich a community)

—-Due to the ambiguous/itinerant nature of this group, Group Zero will interact with everyone at various periods of their lives

—-Group 1 may lack the wit to understand the need to appreciate the ideas of creating new identities, may find such characters either amusing or boring

—-Group 2 may take little notice of these characters and prove to be indifferent to their activities and interests. Despite this, they will tolerate spending time with these characters for the sake of having an intelligent conversation they would not be able to have with Group 1

—-Group 3 will initially laugh upon this group as being “freaks” and “weirdos”, but may find their own need to behave as wolf-pack severely limiting in their self-expression as mature individuals

—-Group 4 will respect but not necessarily applaud such a mentality and spend time with such characters to understand their ideologies of the aesthetic world

—-Groups 5 and 6 may try to use their analytical behaviours to understand the framework of their “artsy” nature, but may struggle to draw any inspiration or satisfaction from doing so

—-Group 7 will admire the expansion of creative functioning, but ultimately refuse to acknowledge having drawn any inspiration from it unless their image benefits from doing so

Mutual connections between groups

Groups 5 and 6 may feel a connection to their activities and mentalities generally being not within interests of females, along with a lack of leadership (mainly by default with Group 6, but often by choice with Group 5), lacking a will to express their emotions and a desire to conform to social norms

Groups 7 and 0 may feel a connection through their desires to expand their intelligence, creativity and tolerance. They may also find their social grouping development commerces much sooner after the other four groups emerge due to the maturity required to be in such groupings. As a result, most members will have suffered a tumultuous break-up from their original groups around the ages of 14-16.

Groups 3 and 4 may feel a connection through the unity of their bonding as a friendship grouping, their strong centralised leadership and often having close, flirtatious or friendship-only courtships with females and strong self-esteem. Both groups tend to be the source of top level sportsmen.

Social development/scenarios

During primary school years (ages 4-11), groups 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be most prevalent

During early secondary school years (ages 11-14), the framework of groups 1 and 7 will be laid out (The low attainment levels of Group 1 will become noted by school teachers and will receive attention accordingly; the high attainment levels of Group 7 means academic competitions will be held to highlight their prowess)

During mid-teenage years (ages 14-16), the group “0” characters may begin to abandon their original groupings; however, it is possible for members to move to adjacent groups to avoid being

—-Group 1 abandonment will occur through the frustration and resentment of befriending characters struggling or unwilling to improve their prospects or their dysfunctional nature

—-Groups 2 and 6 abandonment may occur, but the often indifferent attitudes of these two groups may mean the members who form the backbone of these groups may fail to notice the change in the concerned person’s outlook and may allow them to hang around and/or even dominate their group leadership

—-Group 3 abandonment will occur with a resentment of the macho, often yobbish nature connected to this group

—-Group 4 abandonment will occur from boredom of being encased inside a social safety net, desiring to challenge their social aspects and boundaries

—-Group 5 abandonment will occur from a loss of interest in technical pursuits, with an interest in arts, music and politics becoming prevalent

—-Group 7 abandonment will occur through a perceived view that the elitist attitudes they may exist leads to ignorance of behaviours of adjacent social groups within this system and a desire to expand their own creative, individualistic identity

Between the ages of 16 and 24, the identity and social culture of the orthodox groups will flourish. Those who may desire to move to an adjacent group will need to act as soon as they can due to increasing divides that occur during this developmental period. Otherwise, they will risk being outcasted into Group “0” if they fail to react.

Stereotyped class systems

Group 1: Lower/——/—– class

Group 2: Lower/middle/—– class

Group 3: Lower/middle/upper class

Group 4: Lower/middle/upper class

Group 5: Lower/middle/upper class

Group 6: —–/middle/upper class

Group 7: —–/middle/upper class

Group 0: N/A

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