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Problem summary

We constantly assess our social or professional standing relative to others, seeing how interactions either enhance or diminish it


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Provide feedback loops and measures that allow people to assess their standing and progress. Status relates to our standing relative to others or our personal best and can be both personal (income, performance, etc.) and public (scoring, recognition, etc.).


We act when our status seems in jeopardy, so be careful not to present status linked to undesired behavior.

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