Personal Empowerment & Leadership Skills
Types of Rank
It has to do with the social status one receives based on what the
mainstream culture values and supports. Some factors that determine
social rank are gender, race, religion, health, class, age, sexual
It is the rank given by a community to certain positions of power.
Teachers, parents, bosses and leaders of organizations all have structural
rank. People tend to listen to what they have to say. Students, children,
workers and newcomers to a group or community have less structural
It is related to how we feel about ourselves. It includes how we weather
our childhood traumas and families. If one has good self-esteem, she
has higher psychological rank than if she is depressed, lonely and
feels much personal suffering.
It is a feeling attitude and is related to how close we feel to some energy source greater than ourselves. The bottom line is that there is an affirming experience somewhere in the background that sustains us in difficult moments. People with spiritual rank are community builders; they have an uncanny ability to bring groups together. They radiate a sense of well-being.