Football Manager 2021 – Personality Guide

Football Manager has 6 relevant (hidden) attributes. The combination of these attributes makes up a players personality. Each personality attribute has multiple effects on the behavior of a player.

AttributeEffect
AmbitionMore likely to have good training progression
More likely to want his manager to speak positively about player’s/team’s prospects
More likely to want to join a bigger club
More likely to want a bigger contract
More likely to want the club to sign higher profile players
LoyaltyMore likely to support manager’s opinion
More likely to want to stay at his current club
More likely to accept cheaper contract
More likely to accept transfer decisions
PressureLess likely to feel under pressure or display nervous body language
Less likely to react anxiously to critical, demanding or disciplinary man management
ProfessionalismMore likely to have good training progression
More likely to have a later natural decline
More likely to work hard in training and less likely to complain about training workload
More likely to take professional approach to fitness
More likely to display professional body language
More likely to react well to man management, even if it is critical, demanding or disciplinary
More likely to support manager’s opinion
SportsmanshipMore likely to respect the opposition team during a match
More likely to support manager’s opinion
Temperament (high)Less likely to lose discipline or display frustrated or aggressive body language
Less likely to react angrily to critical or disciplinary man management

PersonalityAttributesRating/Tier
AmbitiousVery good to excellent Ambition
No better than very good Determination
Poor to fairly poor Loyalty
B
BalancedNo better than good Ambition
No better than good Determination
No better than good Loyalty
No better than good Professionalism
No better than good Sportsmanship
D
Born LeaderPerfect Determination
Perfect Leadership
A
CasualNo better than fairly poor Determination
Dismal to very poor Professionalism
No worse than very poor Temperament
D
Charismatic LeaderAt least excellent Leadership
At least excellent Sportsmanship
At least excellent Temperament
B
DeterminedNo better than average Ambition
At least excellent Determination
B
DrivenAt least fairly good Ambition
At least excellent Determination
A
Easily DiscouragedNo better than fairly poor Ambition
Non-existent Determination
No worse than very poor Professionalism
No better than very good Sportsmanship
C
Fairly DeterminedGood to very good Determination
No better than very good Pressure
No better than good Professionalism
No worse than very poor Sportsmanship
C
Fairly LoyalPoor to good Ambition
No better than good Determination
At least good Loyalty
No better than good Professionalism
D
Fairly ProfessionalNo better than good Determination
At least good Professionalism
A
Fairly SportingNo better than good Ambition
No better than good Determination
No better than good Loyalty
No better than good Professionalism
At least good Sportsmanship
C
HonestNo better than fairly poor Determination
No worse than very poor Professionalism
Perfect Sportsmanship
B
Iron WilledGood to very good Determination
Perfect Pressure
At least very poor Sportsmanship
S
JovialNo better than very good Determination
At least good Pressure
No better than average Professionalism
No better than good Sportsmanship
At least average Temperament
B
Low DeterminationNo better than fairly poor Ambition
Dismal to very poor Determination
No worse than very poor Professionalism
No better than very good Sportsmanship
C
LeaderAt least excellent LeadershipC
Light-heartedNo better than very good Determination
At least good Pressure
No better than very good Professionalism
At least good Sportsmanship
At least average Temperament
A
LoyalPoor Ambition
Poor to very good Determination
Excellent Loyalty
C
Low Self-BeliefNo better than fairly poor Determination
Dismal Pressure
No worse than very poor Professionalism
No better than very good Sportsmanship
D
Model CitizenAt least fairly good Ambition
At least good Determination
At least good Loyalty
At least good Pressure
At least good Professionalism
At least good Sportsmanship
At least good Temperament
S
Model ProfessionalPerfect Professionalism
At least average Temperament
S
PerfectionistAt least good Ambition
At least good Determination
At least good Professionalism
No better than fairly poor Temperament
S
ProfessionalAt least excellent Professionalism
At least average Temperament
S
RealistAverage to very good Determination
Dismal to very poor Sportsmanship
C
ResilientNo worse than poor Ambition
Good to very good Determination
Very good to excellent Pressure
No worse than very poor Sportsmanship
A
ResoluteNo worse than poor Ambition
Good to very good Determination
No better than very good Pressure
At least good Professionalism
No worse than very poor Sportsmanship
A
SlackNo better than fairly poor Determination
Non-existent Professionalism
No worse than very poor Temperament
D
SpinelessNo better than fairly poor Determination
Non-existent Pressure
No worse than very poor Professionalism
No better than very good Sportsmanship
D
SpiritedNo better than very good Determination
At least good Pressure
Average to very good Professionalism
No better than good Sportsmanship
At least average Temperament
A
SportingNo better than fairly poor Determination
No worse than very poor Professionalism
Excellent Sportsmanship
B
TemperamentalNo better than average Professionalism
No better than very poor Temperament
C
UnambitiousNo better than very poor Ambition
No better than very good Determination
At least average Loyalty
C
UnsportingAverage to very good Determination
Non-existent Sportsmanship
C
Very AmbitiousPerfect Ambition
No better than very good Determination
Poor to fairly poor Loyalty
B
Very LoyalPoor Ambition
Poor to very good Determination
Perfect Loyalty
B
Rating Scale: S – A – B – C – D