In this paper, findings related to the alternative con strual styles employed in the construction of verbal and non-verbal schema space, are discussed as a function of personal (cognitive development) and social (group status) differences in environmental control possibilities. There are either role or setting specialists or genera lists. Role context specialists (older and middle class subjects) and generalists (older female subjects) were mo re in control of their environment than the setting spe cialists (younger, working class subjects). There was construal continuity between the verbal and non verbal schema space. Setting specialists varied their beha viour in relation to changes in the settings of proxemic studies; whereas, role context specialists varied their's in relation to changes in the role. More socially vulnerable people emphasized territoriality while good role construers used interpersonal distance and orientation.