The decile scale is a scale almost everyone uses to rank looks. The decile scale goes from 1 to 10.
It's not at all a "crazy incel invention" as scales for rating attractiveness have been around for at least a century and calling someone a "nine" or "ten" is extremely common lingo. The decile scale was popularized by the shitty film "10" in 1979 and by the rating website "Hot or Not" in the 2000s.
In detail[edit | edit source]
In common usage, the decile scale is only about looks as people care the most about looks in a potential partner at first and even though looks are at most only weakly related to other desirable traits.
|7th||High-tier normie||High-tier Becky|
|4th||Melvin||Low-tier normie||Gertrude||Inceldom spectrum,|
NEET, sexual frustration
|3rd||Incelish||Semicel||Failed normie||Femcelish||Ugly Becky||Emcel|
|1st||Truecel||Omega male||Truefemcel, Omega female||Hikikomori|
People often disagree whether someone is a 5 or a 7, but they agree more about who is a truecel. Nonetheless, a 5 will always be in the 5th decile when averaging many ratings.
PSL scale[edit | edit source]
Another scale is the (unecessary) PSL rating scale which goes from 1-9. The "advantage" of an odd-numbered scale is a middle option, but it just ends up confusing everyone. Therefore hardly anyone uses the PSL scale.
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Marsh SE, Perrin FAC. 1925. An experimental study of the rating scale technique. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology, 19(4), 383–399. [Abstract]
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_(film), full film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7x6JchwGHU