Identifiable role taken on by a member of a group in order to achieve interpersonal harmony within the group. Also known as: socioemotional role, maintenance role. Compare to: task role. See also: group roles.

RELATIONSHIP ROLE: "Many relationship roles exist, such as the gatekeeper, the comedian, the harmonizer, or the encourager."
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