Characteristics of Society - Sociology Notes

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 09:06 -- Umar Farooq

Following are the characteristics of society.

  1. society is a largest human group.
  2. It satisfies the needs of its members.
  3. One of the characteristic of society is having sense of belonging and cooperation. It is more or less permanent association
  4. It is abstract (Because social relationships can be felt and imagined and cannot be seen).
  5. Everyone in society is dependent upon every other member.
  6. It should be organized i.e. will be having division of labor.
  7. It will be having likeness and differences. Due to these differences, variety in human behaviors and division of labor and specialization of roles is there.
  8. "There is consciousness of kind." Among the members of society.
  9. It is always changing.
  10. It has its own means to survive.
  11. It is a self-sufficient social system.
  12. It lasts for a longer period of time than groups and communities.
  13. It will form a social structure through social institutions i.e. family, education economic, political and religious institutions. These basic five institutions are found in all societies of the world.
  14. One of the characteristic of society has its own culture.