Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Social Stats Overview and Guide

Here is a breakdown of the social stats that need to be improved in Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. Also included is the amount of points needed to increase each rank.

Persona 5 - Social Stats


Same with older Persona games, the player has a number of social stats to improve in order to advance the story. Persona 5 has two more stats than Persona 3 (Courage, Charm, and Academics.) Persona 4 has the same number of stats as Persona 5 with Knowledge, Expression, Diligence, Understanding, and Courage. The main difference, however, is that Persona 5 needs fewer points for a particular stat to be boosted. Also, Persona 5 has more ways than the previous games to rank up these Social Stats. This is especially useful since the game is based on real time.

Social Stats List

Rank Knowledge Charm Kindness Guts Proficiency
 Rank 1 Oblivious Existent Inoffensive Milquetoast Bumbling
Rank 2 Learned Head-turning  Considerate Bold Decent
Rank 3 Scholarly Suave Empathetic Staunch Skilled
Rank 4 Encyclopedic Charismatic Selfless Dauntless Masterful
Rank 5 Erudite Debonair Angelic Lionhearted Transcendent

Each stat ranges from 0-5. These stats can be increased by earning points in activities. After obtaining a certain number of points, the stat will increase. This then allows you to access certain events that require certain levels of the various stats.

Social Stat Rank Up Values

Here is a breakdown of the points for each social stat to rank up both in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal. It can be observed that P5R has a higher social stat point requirement than the original, Persona 5.

Persona 5 Royal

Social Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Knowledge 0-33 34-81 82-125 126-191 192 or more
Charm 0-5 6-51 52-91 92-131 132 or more
Kindness 0-13 14-46 47-93 94-135 136 or more
Guts 0-10 11-37 38-67 68-112 113 or more
Proficiency 0-11 12-33 34-59 60-86 87 or more

Persona 5

Social Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Knowledge 0-19 20-46 47-71 72-104 105 or more
Charm 0-3 4-31 32-55 56-78 79 or more
Kindness 0-8 9-27 28-55 56-81 82 or more
Guts 0-5 6-15 16-30 31-63 64 or more
Proficiency 0-7 8-20 21-37 38-54 55 or more

Activities that Boost Social Stats

Numerous activities increase the player’s social stats. Each activity affects a particular stat. Additionally, there are some activities that boost 2 or more stats depending on the nature of the activity. Stats can additionally increase when increasing Social Links with Confidants.

Knowledge Charm Kindness Guts Proficiency
Answer Classroom questions correctly (+1) Using the Bathhouse Watch Certain Movies Big Bang Burger Challenge Creation of Infiltration Tools
Study (+1/+2 on Rainy Day), Library Study Score high in the exam Read Book: Flowers Study in the Library Playing the Batting Cage
Read certain books Maid Cafe Work Part-time at the Flower Shop Read Book: Ghost Encounters Fixing things
Study for Exams (+2), Study before the Exam (+3) Read a book that increases Charm Tending the plant Movie Date Work Part-time at the Beef Bowl Shop
Certain events with Confidants (Star) Certain events with Confidants (Devil, Sun) Certain events with Confidants (Hierophant, Tower) Read Book: Pirate Legend Certain events with Confidants (Hanged Man)
Sleeping during class Part-time at the Crossroads bar (Shinjuku) and talking to flirty people Part-time at the Crossroads bar (Shinjuku) and talking to lonely people Part-time at the Crossroads bar (Shinjuku) and talking to stern people Sleeping during Class

Social Stats Benefits

Players can unlock various events by leveling their social stats. Some of these events involve Confidants. Certain girls will only date your character if a particular trait has been maxed out. Others, like Proficiency, can be helpful on the field. Players can create lockpicks that open chests that contain extremely valuable items. Higher proficiency makes crafting these picks much easier.

Social stats offer some additional benefits as well. For example, increasing your Knowledge allows you to perform better during tests. Charm helps mainly in unlocking more part-time jobs. Guts grants you the bravery to face people on special cases. Finally, Proficiency makes you more efficient at crafting infiltration tools and unlocks more part-time jobs.

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  1. Don’t forget to get your fortune read. Doing that then going and working at the flower show levels up kindness real quick.