Persona 4 Golden, like other games in the popular Shin Megami Tensei Persona series, allows you to level up certain areas of your personality. Aside from being a better person, doing this will give you a few benefits as well. In this guide, we’re going to talk about the Understanding social quality, and show the various ways you can max out your Understanding stat in Persona 4 Golden and the perks you get for doing so.
How to Max Understanding in Persona 4 Golden
Understanding is one of five important social quality stats in Persona 5. It primarily relates to your ability to empathize with others and will let you into certain social links where you need to have a level of compassion.
While not as critical as Knowledge, it is still quite important as it relates to unlocking two social links. Here are a lot of ways to level up and max your Understanding in Persona 4 Golden.
Below you can check out all the ways you can increase your Understanding stat in Persona 4 Golden, but there are a few important things you should be aware of.
The Origami part-time job you can do at home to raise Understanding has a bit of luck involved. Each time you do it you will have two options. The top option has a chance to give you 4x Understanding or just 1x, while the bottom option is a guaranteed 2x. If you want to cheat a bit, you can save before doing this and reload if you don’t get the 4x bonus.
- Working the Origami part-time job
- Reading the following books: Off Today, Witch Detective, Short on Cash, Sensei’s Friends, Changing Careers, Riddlemania
- Eating at Aiya on rainy days
- Working the Daycare part-time job
What You Need Understanding For in Persona 4 Golden
You will need Understanding to unlock two social links. The Hanged-Man social link, AKA Naoki Konishi, will require Understanding at rank 3 to start and the Tutor job, AKA the Tower social link Shu Nakajima, will require max Understanding to start.
Understanding will sometimes also provide you with some dialog options to help rank up social links a bit faster.