Master status: This is an important position that a person occupy.it influences ones behavior and social identity, it is the principal of a social identity, like how a profession affects other roles. Examples can include family, friends, where they live, gender, age.Role conflict: This is when the roles are both associated with the same status, this happens when people are confronted with incompatible role expectations in the statuses they occupy. A great example is a customer conflicting with a mechanic about what needs to be fixed on a vehicle.Role strain: This happens when an individual experiences incompatible behavior, expectations, or when obligations are associated with a single social role. When status compete with each other. In the Marine Corps we call it Semper Gumby meaning to always be flexible. One day you’re a field radio operator and in a matter of an hour you are a motor transport mechanic changing the oil on a hmmwv.Chapter 4. Ascribed status is a social position you are born with or into (being male), achieved status is a social position you earn through your own merit (college student), master status is the one status that you occupy that most clearly defines who you are (usually your occupation), role conflict is the incompatibility of expectations from different roles from two statuses that you occupy at the same time (boss and family bothneed you at the same time), role strain is the incompatibility of expectations from different roles from a single status that you occupy (daughter’s science fair is at same time as son’s Math Olympics).