Social interaction is defined as an unconscious process when individuals act and react in regard to others (Macionis 1). It is closely connected to the socialization process when both adults and children get new information (learn) from others (Soc.ucsb.edu 2). Thus, these two notions are tightly connected to each other.
I think it is not easy to determine the most influential status in socialization, because it depends on the person’s surrounding. For example, a politician who became the president of the country is supposed to be respected by all its citizens. Nevertheless, if he performs inequitable acts, some people stop trust him and he becomes treated irreverently and starts losing his status step by step until the new president is elected. Another situation when a poor boy due to his talent in basketball becomes very popular in his environment. People love him and he is also highly respected. Suddenly, he breaks his leg and cannot play anymore. So, he loses his status and becomes an ordinary person.
Thus, status is not a stable thing. Everything depends on our surrounding. If we want to gain some particular status, we should play by the rules of our society. Nevertheless, it is important to remember it can be lost, as well as gained very quickly.
Macionis, John, J. Society : the basics (11th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.
Soc.ucsb.edu. 2015. Socialization. Web. 19 July 2015 <http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/baldwin/classes/soc142/scznDEF.html>