a status that has been acquired by effort such as a Ph.D given to a person who has completed a certain number of university courses in a certain category; or a famous Olympian who has won a number of Gold Medals; or someone who started at the bottom flipping hamburgers at McDonalds, and then becomes a CEO of the company after many years of loyal service to that company – any company; a baseball player who has hit more home runs than anyone else, etc.  President Obama is an example of achieved status.

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