Arcana in the Persona series (technically arcanum when referring to the singular) are an interesting meld of Jungian psychology, mythology, and the tarot from which they’re named. It’s kind of like the Megami Tensei franchise, and by extension the Persona series, in that way. The Persona arcana are based on tarot cards, but in the series, they’re more than just that.
In the early games, arcana was the system by which monster races were classified. From Persona 3 onwards, arcana became not just persona races, but social connections as well. Persona 3 and Persona 4 had social links that represented each arcana, and it continued on in Persona 5’s confidant system as well. If you’ve played the last three games, I’m sure you’ve probably wondered which arcana you would be if you were a character in the series.
Are you driven and brash like Chie and Ryuji from the Chariot arcana? Or are you more of the reserved and intelligent type, like Fuuka, Yukiko, or Makoto, who belong to the Priestess arcana? Take this quiz to find out!
Note: We’ve excluded the world/universe, aeon, and hunger arcanas, as they’re technically not part of the major arcana.
Which Persona arcana would you belong to?
Pick a Persona 3 element
Pick a Persona 4 location
Which of these Persona 5 jobs would you rather work at?
Which of these Persona 4 social qualities do you think you have the most of?
When working in group projects, what kind of role do you normally take on?
Pick a season
How do you usually deal with stress?
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
What do people come to you for?
Source for Images: Persona wiki, in-game screenshots