Social Status

Social status is the honor or prestige attached to one’s position in society (one’ssocial position). It may also refer to a rank or position that one holds in a group, for example son or daughter, playmate, pupil, etc.

Social status, the position or rank of a person or group within the society, can be determined two ways. One can earn their social status by their own achievements, which is known as achieved status. Alternatively, one can be placed in the stratification system by their inherited position, which is called ascribed status.

Example: Community Lead, Member of a high level raiding guild, Member status.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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