understanding and predicting what people will do” ( McLeod, S. A. ). What that source is saying is that we behave in the appropriate ways at a given time based on conformity and what is considered acceptable. For example, when I am participating in a vocational role like gaming, I behave in a certain way like being knowledgeable about the game play of the game I am playing on. Having that knowledge helps me fit into the active role of a gamer and conform to the stereotype of a gamer. That goes the same for when I play the role of a book nerd and when that role is played, I behave differently than I would when playing video games. I would behave in a more intellectual way when I am considered a book nerd. For all the other roles I put them in a miscellaneous category because given the limitation of categories I couldn’t put them into any of them. For example, being a lesbian is a role I choose but it is also something that is a part of me
when I was born and it doesn’t seem to fall into any category. Being a lesbian isn’t an occupational, vocational, legal, or relationship role so it was hard to fit into a category. I do believe it’s a role along with the other things I listed in miscellaneous. Sources: Chatta, Salman. (January 16, 2018). The Roles We Play In Life And How They Affect Us. Happiness and Beyond. - and-how-they-affect-us/ McLeod, S. A. (2008). Social roles. Simply psychology:
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