Athletic / Fit
Connections to History
Connections to Institutions
Credibility (e.g. street credibility)
Fashion / Style
Grit & Resilience
Humor & Wit
Intelligence / Intelligentsia
Physical Characteristics (e.g. tallness)
Popular / Connected
Power & Authority
Real / Authentic
Risk Taking / Brave
Socially Accepted / Included
Unique / Special / Individualistic
Wealthy / High Income
Achieved StatusAchieved status is admiration and respect that you have earned. For example, a high school student who has many friends who is widely perceived as popular.
Ascribed StatusAscribed status is status that you have by default through no action of your own. For example, if you happen to be tall or from a wealthy family.
Commoditization of StatusIn competitive and open markets, producers try to meet consumers every need. This can extend into virtually every corner of the human experience and human needs. For example, products and services that attempt to represent elements of status such as wealth, coolness, intelligence, fashionability, youth or altruism such as a sustainable product that is perceived as a symbol of social conscious.
Status MythsA common myth regarding social status is that it is all about wealth. Wealth is one type of social status alongside the statuses listed above. For example, a person could be wealthy but lack other types of status such as intelligence, popularity, youthfulness and altruism such that they enjoy only one type of status.
DiscussionStatus is situational. For example, people at your high school may perceive you as cool but when you enter university you may be perceived differently.
|Definition (1)||The respect that a person holds in the eyes of others.|
|Definition (2)||The respect that a person deserves in the opinion of other people.|
|Definition (3)||Abstract concepts that symbolize social power and presence.|
|Also Known As||Social Status|
|Not To Be Confused With||Wealth|