Any kind of social status is well illustrated by examples. For example, the most important status inherent in all people who are in social interaction is a person. It is so generalized and blurred, present a priori, that it is not even taken into account when considered. Further examples of congenital statuses may be nationality, as well as the citizenship and interaction of these two statuses may by their combination give rise to a third (for example, Jews in military Germany were considered second-class people). Inborn status, which determines gender, also gives certain social statuses and roles associated with them (daughter or son, sister, granddaughter, orphans).
Acquired statuses are somewhat similar with innate ones, only a person can influence their presence by an independent conscious choice. Именно так расширяются родственные роли - незнакомые люди становятся мужем и женой, создавая новую семью, а их родственники приобретают новые социальные статусы относительно друг друга (свекровь, золовка, свояченица, кум и прочее).
Unlike congenital and practically not amenable to correction, episodic statuses fill our lives and can be illustrated by examples of participants in strikes, visitors to a cinema or cafe, a passenger in a taxi or train, a buyer or a participant in a rally. These statuses can be repeated periodically in the life of the same person, and also without any special influence on the overall picture of life, they are replaced by the opposite.
The statuses achieved usually relate to professional and status provisions and often have their own individual insignia. This may be a profession (doctor, policeman, lawyer, biologist), position (president, associate professor, leader), life position (downshifter, vagabond). Achieved social statuses include such categories as thieves, murderers, people without a certain place of residence. This is the other side of the coin, reflecting the wrong efforts or lack of commitment to development.
Achieved statuses are almost always external identification marks - doctors, military, employees of the Department of Internal Affairs, firefighters wear uniforms, athletes have medals and cups, even prisoners have their own external hierarchical identification system in the form of tattoos.
Any manifestation of social status cannot always fully meet the expectations of society; it is impossible to withstand both the behavioral line and the external correspondence and without destroying any of the other statuses.
How to improve social status
Social status is not permanent and natural, the desire of each person is to increase it. There are more prestigious professions, places of residence, higher wages, and in some countries there is even a preferred gender. Some categories of people can not affect. So, even if you have a sex change operation, it is impossible to change biological parents and nationality a priori. But most things in this world are subject to change, and you can improve your social status.
Improving social status contributes to the motivational part of the personality and the presence of ambitions. Without the desire to improve their lives and choose the best, progress is impossible. This applies to everything - from the choice of work, to building relationships. Those who believe that they have insufficient experience or knowledge are looking for work with low wages or poor working conditions and spend their whole lives this way. At this stage it is worth stopping and starting to consider vacancies of prestigious companies and positions with a high salary. You can send them your resume, but the optimal study of the requirements of the employer - this will be your strategy to improve their social status. Study the necessary programs, pull up the level of proficiency in foreign languages and over time your resume will become the best among those who claim a decent and interesting job.
Look at how those whose standard of living you like live. Carefully evaluate how they spend their time, with whom they communicate, how much time they devote to self-development and in what areas. Perhaps you will notice that Friday nights this person spends not in bars, but in studying accounting programs, and instead of watching the show chooses to spend the weekend in an entertainment center with business partners.
Every time you need to raise your level: if now you can’t afford lunch, then you need to find an opportunity to eat fast food, when it becomes the norm, it's time to start going to canteens or simple cafes, then you need to upgrade the level to restaurants and an individual menu and get acquainted with the chef a cook. Approximately on such ladder all life should be built. Do not save, but look for ways to develop.
There are always better positions or opportunities to open your business. In their choices, where to invest energy, it is important to focus on the demands of the environment. If you want to open your restaurant, then the best way to complete cooking courses, and if you want a position in an international company, then you should study at least two foreign languages perfectly.
In addition to very specific practical skills and knowledge, special knowledge and habits corresponding to this social style will be needed. For executive positions, you will have to perfectly learn business etiquette and the psychology of management. Any change of position, field of activity or level of work performed requires a change of style. And both behavior style and clothing style. If you used to be a creative designer in an advertising agency, you could walk in a stretched sweater with bruises under your eyes and change this field of activity to a model magazine designer, then you will have to change your appearance to match the general direction. And if you are hired for the design of a political program, you will have to change the style of communication and remove the habits of being late and live in a free schedule.
Improving social status is always associated with a quick and adequate adaptation to the changing conditions, and the sooner this happens, the more chances that you will gain a foothold on the reached step, rather than slide back. To do this, you need to live a little in the future and now correspond to an increased stage. At the evening reception at the embassy it is necessary to arrive in a tuxedo, and not to look for him before entering with passers-by.
The more all your external manifestations will correspond to the desired status, the greater the chance that you will get it. Perfectly fluent in languages and business etiquette, the employee receives standing invitations from the boss to meet with sponsors and becomes his deputy. And another employee, more advanced as a specialist, but with his whole appearance demonstrating involvement in the middle class of performers will never be invited to such events.
This, incidentally, applies to personal relationships. If you feel worthy, you are in the right places, then the companion will meet you courteous and share your tastes. If you get drunk in the bar and leave with the first comer, then do not be surprised that this is not a prince.
Watch your health and invest not only in treatment, but in examination, routine inspection, preventive measures, visiting sanatoriums and playing sports. Taking care of one's health is leading in achieving high results. It stimulates brain activity, stamina, stabilizes the nervous system. Regarding the nerves - you need to try to slow down, because the more fuss and cries about their own exclusivity and the desire to be higher, the lower the result. Slowness and calm make it possible to make the right decisions.