One of the chief characteristics of a Delta is that they have responsibilities and do not normally shy away from them. In fact, taking on responsibilities if you have few or none is a way to enter the ranks of the Deltas if you are looking to move up. If you are a Delta, taking on appropriate responsibilities is a way to earn respect and even rise in rank as a Delta.
Irresponsible parents are rightfully shamed, and irresponsible men are never taken seriously in life. So if you are a father, your family is a chief responsibility particularly your children. This isn’t a post about fatherhood though which will come at a later date. The point here is that people notice irresponsibility even if they don’t say anything, and being responsible is part of manhood and fatherhood.
Become More Responsible
The best way to become more responsible is to take on more responsibilities if you don’t have any. Every church, charity group, club, organization, or even just regular group of friends who get together needs men who can do small and large things for them without being the leader. If you are part of no organizations, clubs, or a church at all go join one which meets your interests. If you can’t muster anything else on a Friday night except playing World of Warcraft at least start there and join an active guild. You need to join some organizations or clubs in your life because being part of a group is part of being a Delta as only Omegas have no affiliations. Even a Sigma will probably have a few forced on him.
Once in the organization you have to be a member of good standing, so give it time after you join one, and then when the opportunity arises volunteer to do something for the group which meets your talents. If you are an accountant by day be the treasurer of the car club, an artist can design a new logo, the developer a new website, or just help load the chairs around after a meeting if you can’t figure out anything else. Too many times it’s easy to complain about the leadership and things not getting done, but you have to ask yourself, “What have I done to help?”. If nothing besides showing up, participating a little, and complaining, then the answer is "not very much".
You Don’t Have To Be the Leader
Deltas can lead when called upon, but that’s not our natural role. We are support-oriented by nature, so look to take on a role in which you can do the most good. If an organization isn’t running well Deltas don’t abandon it immediately. They try to help change it from within first and only leave when necessary. Rage-quitting an organization as soon as you are upset about something is what a Gamma does. Sometimes you will need to leave, but this is the last option for the Delta, and not the first.