The protagonist in Persona 4 starts the game with average courage, rough expression, basic understanding, callow diligence, and informed when it comes to knowledge. I think that’s better than Persona 3’s hero who begins his journey as a "slacker" in the academics stat and timid in courage.
Players can boost the five social stats by doing part time jobs or through afterschool activities. There’s power in folding envelopes and reading books like "The Great Man." You need to build these stats to establish certain social links, bonds that give the Persona 4 protagonist access to more powerful personas. Persona 4: Golden adds a brand new social link with Marie, a mysterious girl who stylish clothes and perhaps a connection to the Velvet Room.
Persona 4: Golden will be available on November 20 in North America and early 2013 in Europe.