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Social Stats are a game mechanic appearing in the Persona series.

AppearancesEdit

Persona 3Edit

Increasing Social Stats will help the protagonist initiate certain Social Links. There are three social stats: Academics, Courage and Charm.

The Social Links that are unlocked, including the required level for some of them, vary between the male and female protagonist. In addition, the titles for Charm Rank 2 through 6 vary between the two protagonists.

Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank MAX
Academics Slacker Average Above Average Smart Intelligent Genius
Charm Plain Unpolished Confident Smooth Popular Charismatic
Courage Timid Ordinary Determined Tough Fearless Badass

Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank MAX
Academics Slacker Average Above Average Smart Intelligent Genius
Charm Plain Ingenue Unique Queen Bee Angelic Bewitching
Courage Timid Ordinary Determined Tough Fearless Badass

Each stat and its ranks have different criteria for ranking up. The Academics stat requires the most amount of points to level up.

Stat Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank MAX
Academics 20 ♪ 80 ♪ 140 ♪ 200 ♪ 260 ♪
Charm 15 ♪ 30 ♪ 45 ♪ 65 ♪ 80 ♪
Courage 15 ♪ 30 ♪ 45 ♪ 65 ♪ 80 ♪

Stat Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank MAX
Knowledge 20 ♪ 55 ♪ 100 ♪ 155 ♪ 230 ♪
Charm 15 ♪ 30 ♪ 45 ♪ 70 ♪ 100 ♪
Courage 15 ♪ 30 ♪ 45 ♪ 60 ♪ 80 ♪

AcademicsEdit

Unlocks Requirement
Bebe Rank 2 (Average)
Akinari Kamiki Rank 4 (Smart)
Mitsuru Kirijo Rank 6 (Genius)

CharmEdit

Unlocks Requirement
Nozomi Suemitsu Rank 2 (Unpolished)
President Tanaka Rank 4 (Smooth)
Yukari Takeba Rank 6 (Charismatic)

Unlocks Requirement
President Tanaka Rank 2 (Ingenue)
Akihiko Sanada Rank 4 (Queen Bee)

CourageEdit

Unlocks Requirement
Mutatsu Rank 2 (Ordinary)
Mamoru Hayase Rank 4 (Tough)
Fuuka Yamagishi Rank 6 (Badass)

Unlocks Requirement
Fuuka Yamagishi Rank 2 (Ordinary)
Mutatsu Rank 4 (Tough)
Ken Amada Rank 6 (Badass)

Persona 4Edit

Increasing the Social Stats will help the protagonist initiate or resume certain Social Links, or gain access to working at certain part time jobs.

There are five social stats in Persona 4: Courage, Knowledge, Expression, Understanding and Diligence.

Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank MAX
Courage Average Reliable Brave Daring Heroic
Diligence Callow Persistent Strong Thorough Rock Solid
Understanding Basic Kindly Generous Motherly Saintly
Expression Rough Eloquent Persuasive Touching Enthralling
Knowledge Informed Broad Expert Professor Sage

Each stat and its ranks have different criteria for ranking up. The Expression stat requires the least amount of points to Max out, while the Knowledge stat demands much more focus to level up.

Stat Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank MAX
Courage 16 ♪ 40 ♪ 80 ♪ 140 ♪
Diligence 16 ♪ 40 ♪ 80 ♪ 130 ♪
Understanding 16 ♪ 40 ♪ 80 ♪ 140 ♪
Expression 13 ♪ 33 ♪ 53 ♪ 85 ♪
Knowledge 30 ♪ 80 ♪ 150 ♪ 240 ♪

CourageEdit

Unlocks Requirement
Ai Ebihara Rank 1 Rank 3 (Brave)
Naoto Shirogane Rank 1 Rank 5 (Heroic) + Knowledge

DiligenceEdit

The diligence rank boosts how many times the protagonist can fish per session.

Unlocks Requirement
Origami Crane Folder Rank 2 (Persistent)
Hospital Janitor Job Rank 3 (Strong)
Sayoko Uehara Rank 1

UnderstandingEdit

Unlocks Requirement
Tutor Job Rank 5 (Saintly)
Shu Nakajima Rank 1

ExpressionEdit

Unlocks Requirement
Ryotaro Dojima Rank 2 Rank 2 (Eloquent)
Nanako Dojima Rank 3 Rank 2 (Eloquent)
Ryotaro Dojima Rank 4 Rank 3 (Persuasive)
Ryotaro Dojima Rank 5 Rank 4 (Touching)
Nanako Dojima Rank 5 Rank 5 (Enthralling)

KnowledgeEdit

Unlocks Requirement
Margaret Rank 1 Rank 3 (Expert)
Naoto Shirogane Rank 1 Rank 5 (Sage) + Courage

Persona 5Edit

Social Stats dictate the protagonist's accessibility in different parts of their daily life. Increasing them will help the protagonist initiate or resume certain Confidants, or gain access to working at certain part time jobs.

There are five different stats: Knowledge, Guts, Proficiency, Kindness and Charm.

Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank MAX
Knowledge Oblivious Learned Scholarly Encyclopedic Erudite
Guts Milquetoast Bold Staunch Dauntless Lionhearted
Proficiency Bumbling Decent Skilled Masterful Transcendent
Kindness Inoffensive Considerate Empathetic Selfless Angelic
Charm Existent Head-turning Suave Charismatic Debonair

Each individual stat and its ranks have different criteria for ranking up. For example, the Proficiency stat requires the least amount of points to max out, while the Knowledge stat demands much more focus to level up.

Stat Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank MAX
Knowledge 34 82 126 192
Guts 11 29 57 113
Proficiency 12 34 60 87
Kindness 14 44 91 136
Charm 6 52 92 132

Stat Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank MAX
Knowledge 34 82 126 192
Guts 11 38 68 113
Proficiency 12 34 60 87
Kindness 14 47 94 136
Charm 6 52 92 132

The point gain is displayed in musical notes, and 1 to 3 can appear at once. However, the number of notes displayed does not equal the number of points that are received. Although the 1 and 2 notes indicate how many points are received, for 3 notes, there are 3 possible outcomes, which varies depending on the activity.

One major modifier is Chihaya Mifune's Luck Reading ability, that can only be received by establishing her Confidant. If consulted with, the Social Stat points received from activities during that day will be increased by 1 stage. The highest possible amount of points an activity can give can only be received via Chihaya's modifier.

Stage Notes Points
1 2
2 ♪♪ 3
3 ♪♪♪ 5
4 ♪♪♪ 7
5 ♪♪♪ 10

KnowledgeEdit

Some ways Knowledge can be boosted is through studying and getting school answers correctly. Knowledge plays a part in helping the protagonist score better on exams.

Unlocks Requirement
Makoto Niijima Rank 1 Rank 3 (Scholarly)
Hifumi Togo Rank 8 Rank 5 (Erudite)

Unlocks Requirement
Makoto Niijima Rank 1 Rank 3 (Scholarly)
Goro Akechi Rank 3 + Charm
Goro Akechi Rank 7 Rank 4 (Encyclopedic)
Hifumi Togo Rank 8 Rank 5 (Erudite)

GutsEdit

Guts can be obtained through studying in the school library, spending time with Tae Takemi and taking on the Big Bang Burger Challenge.

Unlocks Requirement
Tae Takemi Rank 2 Rank 2 (Bold)
Sadayo Kawakami Rank 1 Rank 3 (Staunch)
Munehisa Iwai Rank 1 Rank 4 (Dauntless)
Munehisa Iwai Rank 8 Rank 5 (Lionhearted)

ProficiencyEdit

The Proficiency rank allows the protagonist to make more infiltration tools at a time, alongside fishing. Additionally, performing those activities will grant them additional Proficiency points.

In Persona 5 Royal, the Proficiency rank is necessary for ranking up the group's Technical rank.

Unlocks Requirement
Beef Bowl Shop (Ore no Beko) Rank 2 (Decent)
Bar (Crossroads) Rank 3 (Skilled) + Kindness
Yusuke Kitagawa Rank 6 Rank 4 (Masterful)
Haru Okumura Rank 2 Rank 5 (Transcendent)

Unlocks Requirement
Beef Bowl Shop (Ore no Beko) Rank 2 (Decent)
Bar (Crossroads) Rank 3 (Skilled) + Kindness
Technical Rank 2 -
Yusuke Kitagawa Rank 6 Rank 4 (Masterful)
Technical Rank 3
Haru Okumura Rank 4 Rank 5 (Transcendent)
Technical Rank 4

KindnessEdit

Kindness can be obtained through nurturing the protagonist's houseplant in their attic, working at the flower shop and spending time with Sojiro Sakura and Shinya Oda.

Unlocks Requirement
Ann Takamaki Rank 2 Rank 2 (Considerate)
Bar (Crossroads) Rank 3 (Empathetic) + Proficiency
Futaba Sakura Rank 2 Rank 4 (Selfless)
Sojiro Sakura Rank 7 Rank 5 (Angelic)

CharmEdit

Charm can be boosted by spending time in the bathhouse or with Ichiko Ohya and Toranosuke Yoshida.

In Persona 5 Royal, ranking up the Charm stat is necessary to access the catalogue of a certain shop.

Unlocks Requirement
Flower Shop (Rafflesia) Rank 2 (Head-turning)
Hifumi Togo Rank 1 Rank 3 (Suave)
Tae Takemi Rank 8 Rank 4 (Charismatic)
Makoto Niijima Rank 6 Rank 5 (Debonair)

Unlocks Requirement
Flower Shop (Rafflesia) Rank 2 (Head-turning)
Hifumi Togo Rank 1 Rank 3 (Suave)
Shibuya Central Street - Street Vendor
Goro Akechi Rank 3 + Knowledge
Tae Takemi Rank 8 Rank 4 (Charismatic)
Makoto Niijima Rank 6 Rank 5 (Debonair)

TriviaEdit

  • Certain actions or events cannot be overcome even if the protagonist has already maxed their courage/guts while playing NG+:
    • In Persona 4:
      • If the protagonist decides to eat Mystery Food X, he will experience the same reaction as he does without maxed Courage.
      • In the bathhouse, if the protagonist decides to "Hold the line" with the boys, the girls will continue throwing buckets at them regardless before finally retreating.
      • At school, if the protagonist decides to enter the Girls' Bathroom, he will not have the courage to go inside.
    • In Persona 5:
      • During an early Confidant scene with Igor, the protagonist will have the dialogue option to snap back at him, however, his Guts stat would be too low to do so.
      • If the protagonist decides to enter the Girls' Bathroom, Morgana will scold and stop him from entering.


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