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Social Relationship properties

There are many types of social relationships; every link have their own property such as color and style, as well as a text field for comments

Social relationship sample and properties windows
Social relationship sample and properties windows

A social relationship is usually a relationship between an individual and an entity, but in some cases it can be between two individuals. For example, John is Subordinate of Lauren.

To create a social relationship, must first create the individuals New male button / New female button  or entities  New social entity button involved. Then, select the first entity, and click on the new social relationship button. New social relationship button. GenoPro will automatically ask you to select the second entity in the relation.

If you need to invert the relation between an individual and a social entity, you do not have to start over. Simply use the [Swap Entities] button in the social relationship properties window.


Social relationship example  
A social relationship sample

The example illustrates a social relationship with the social entity Walmart. Mark is a manager of the store while Britney and her close friend   Amy work at the same store.


Use in Genogram

Genograms are not limited to families. GenoPro can be used to indicate social relationships within a group. The user can create trees for businesses, churches, neighborhoods, etc. These will include people who are not related, but who are involved in each others lives through other types of relationships.  

Users can also create social links to social entities or organizations, such as schools attended, memberships to clubs and associations.  

The social genogram can then establish where people know each other from.

Pre-defined values

Here are some types of social relationships that are currently available on GenoPro.

Lives with A relationship where one person lives in another persons home without being involved in a union or without being part of immediate family. Use one of the family relationships in the case of cohabitation.
Neighbor   A person who lives within a close distance of the others residence.  
Babysitter   A person who keeps watch of the children on occasion.  
Attending   Use with a social entity or an organization. For example, John is attending the University of Ottawa.
Member of Also use with a social entity or organization. For example, Mary is a member of the local Rotary Club.
Manager of Use with social entities. Mostly useful in a corporate hierarchy to identify who is involved in management.
Supervisor of A person involved in administrative duties in a business, government, a school or an operation.
Subordinate of   A person placed in a lower rank or position.
Employee of Use to link an individual to his or her place of work.  
Reporting to Use to identify a person in a direct line of communication within a corporate hierarchy.
Associate with Use to identify business partners.  
Representative of   Use to identify representatives of a social entity or organization.  
Advisor of A person who provides counsel to another.
Director of Use to identify one of a group of persons entrusted with the overall direction of a corporate enterprise.  
Competitor of Businesses involved in the sale of similar goods or services within the same market.
Customer of   A person who purchases a commodity or a service from a provider.  
Investor of Use to identify a person or organization who commits money to a social entity or organization to earn a financial return.  
Funding of Use to identify providers of funds to a project or an organization.
Acquaintance Two individuals who know each other by face or by name, who have previously communicated by phone or email, or have previously met.
Other   User-defined category.

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