SOCIAL FLEXIBILITY By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 The ability to adapt to different situations. Compare social immobility. See downward mobility; horizontal mobility; upward mobility; vertical mobility. SOCIAL FLEXIBILITY: "Social flexibility is being able to adapt to different social situations." Related Psychology Terms VERTICAL MOBILITY UPWARD MOBILITY BARBER'S-POLE EFFECT EGO RESILIENCY DECALAGE SLOPE SOCIAL SELF GAZE PALSY SOCIAL AGE (SA) SOCIAL FACTORS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOCIAL FLEXIBILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-flexibility/ (accessed October 16, 2019).