Symbolic interactionism is a sociological viewpoint that has shaped various matters of the practice as we know it today. Social interactionism particular focus is based on how individuals learn to interpret and also gives meaning to the world through interaction with others. The term “symbolic interactionism” is remotely used to distinguish the study of human life and conduct. It has been argued by sociologist that this has a micro approach and doesn’t stipulate any macro substance or in other words this philosophy concentrates more on the individual than society as a whole which raised controversy over time. This practice has been heavily influenced by George Herbert Mead George H. Mead, American philosopher and social theorist, was one of the most prolific and profound figures in classical American pragmatism. Mead is considered to be the father of symbolic interactionism in sociology even though he never released a monograph until after his death which was published by the assemblage of his students from various notes and unrevealed documents.
Mead was widely known for his work on the nature of self and inter-subjectivity which is based on the vital disputation that the self is a social nascent. The concept of social self delicately entails that individuals are the cause of social interaction and not by rational or natal pre-requirements of that interaction. The self has a character which is different from that of the physiological organism proper. The self is something which has a development; it is not initially there, at birth, but arises in the process of social experience and activity, that is, develops in the given individual as a result of his relations to that process as a whole and to other individuals within that process. The intelligence of the lower forms of animal life, like a great deal of human intelligence, does not involve self. In our habitual actions, for example, in our moving about in the world that is simply there