Identities are a self given title that represent some aspect of a person's being. Many status roles indicate some kind of relationship status and thus require a level of consent to be practiced. Identities may be either fluid, firm, or non-existent.
Unlike Role-Play, identities are generally adopted on a consistent basis, not simply for the duration of a scene, though many role players may adopt a status role for the purpose of a role play scene. On some level, every one of these terms being defined indicates some level of role essentialism and in many cases language choice may presume gender, though status roles are rarely gender exclusionary.
Many status roles or identities may be considered Culturally Exclusive by some.