Persona 4 Golden Guide

Social Qualities / Status

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This particular chart located in the Protagonist’s status menu displays the character’s Courage, Diligence, Understanding, Expression, and Knowledge. These social qualities are very important to the visual novel part of the game. You will not be able to access select dialogue choices, part-time jobs, or even social links until a quality is high enough.

Each of the five social qualities can be leveled up by performing various tasks throughout the game. Performing the task will provide a small boost towards the level of the quality. All social qualities can leveled up five times. Starting a New Game + file will carry the social qualities over, but starting a New Game will reset these stats.

To see these five Social Qualities, click the “Status” Option from the menu in game, click the Protagonist’s status, then click “Switch Info,” which should be the Square Button.

Understanding

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Level 1|Level 2|Level 3|Level 4|Level 5
Basic|Kindly|Generous|Motherly|Saintly
Below 15 points|16-39 points|40-79 points|80-139 points|140+ points
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Upgrading Understanding

  • Working part time as an Origami folder in your room
  • Working part time as a Day Care Assistant
  • Playing with the cat in the front of the Dojima Residence
  • Reading the Easy Origami book will award you extra points while folding Origami part-time

Opens up

  • Certain dialog choices made throughout the game.
  • Select Social Link ranks with Nanako and Dojima, Level 5 Understanding needed
  • Allows you to start the day care assistant part-time job and establish the Temperance Social Link
  • Allows you to start the Shiroku Pub dishwasher part-time job
  • Allows you to start the tutor part-time job and establish the Tower Social Link

Knowledge

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Level 1|Level 2|Level 3|Level 4|Level 5
Aware|Informed|Expert|Professor|Sage
Below 29 points|30-79 points|80-149 points|150-239 points|240+ points
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Upgrading Knowledge

  • Providing the correct answer in class
  • Studying at your desk in your room
  • Studying at the school library after school
  • Reading the Expert Study Methods book will award you extra points while studying

Opens up

  • Opens up a Social Link with Margaret at Level 3 Knowledge.

Courage

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Level 1|Level 2|Level 3|Level 4|Level 5
Average|Reliable|Brave|Daring|Heroic
Below 15 points|16-39 points|40-79 points|80-139 points|140+ points
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Upgrading Courage

  • Eating rotten food out of the fridge
  • Working the hospital janitor part-time job
  • Reading the 100 Ghost Stories book will award you points, and allow you to stay longer while working at the hospital.
  • Defeating optional bosses that appear after clearing a dungeon

Opens up

  • Certain dialog choices made throughout the game.
  • The ability to enter the Shrine at night
  • The ability to driver your scooter further and unlock Shichiri Beach
  • The ability to start the Moon social link
  • The ability to start the Death social link

On these dates, checking the Fridge at the Dojima Residence will allow you to eat something and increase your Courage:

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April|May|May|May|June
25th|2nd|14th|30th|20th
July|July|August|September|October
4th|18th|29th|13th|24th
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Expression

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Level 1|Level 2|Level 3|Level 4|Level 5
Rough|Eloquent|Persuasive|Touching|Enthralling
Below 12 points|13-32 points|33-52 points|53-84 points|85 + points
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Upgrading Expression

  • Working part time as a tutor
  • Working part time as a translator at home
  • Attend the culture club (Drama or Band) after school
  • Reading the English Made Easy book will award you extra points while translating

Opens up

  • Required to reach various Social link levels with Nanako and Dojima

Diligence

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Level 1|Level 2|Level 3|Level 4|Level 5
Callow|Persistent|Strong|Persuasive|Rock Solid
Below 15 points|16-39 points|40-79 points|80-139 points|140+ points
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Upgrading Diligence

  • Attend the sports club (Basketball or Soccer) after school
  • Working part time washing dishes
  • Working part time making envelopes at home
  • Working on models at your desk
  • Maintaining the garden with the family
  • Reading the Office Work Manual book will award you extra points while making envelopes

Opens up

  • Diligence allows you to fish more times based on your level.
  • Allows you to start the Origami Crane Folder part-time job