This chapter examines patterns of everyday social interaction. Examining how we construct reality through social interaction. life. Refers to social patterns that guide our behaviour in everyday. A social position that is part of our social identity and defines our relationships to others world. The action expected of a person who holds a particular status. *a person holds a status and performs a role. *a person"s status set changes over the life course. *the role sets attached to a single status vary from society to society around the. Which is earned for (phd, pilot, thief) Either ascribed or achieved but has specific importance (being blind, a doctor, mayor etc) Resulting from tension among roles linked to two or more statuses (a mother that is also a ceo) Resulting from tension among roles linked to a single status (the college prof who enjoys socializing with their students but know social distance is needed in order to evaluate students fairly) www. notesolution. com.