John was the leader of the band, the spokesman and the one Beatle the others looked up to. He was witty and made wisecracks in situations that he didn't feel comfortable in. John had the potential to be brash, bold and daring, but also became increasingly political and ultimately spiritual.
"For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you'll, just rattle your jewelry." John Lennon, 1963 at the royal variety performance in London.
Personality Traits of John Lennon:
- Witty and Humorous.
Paul was the "cute" Beatle, and in some ways he was the complete opposite of John. He was ever the optimist, light-hearted and caring. He came across as more cheesy and sensitive than John, which is reflected in his songs.
Personality Traits of Paul McCartney
- Light Hearted.
George was known as the "quiet" Beatle - he had a dry sense of humor and was very humble and spiritual. George's morals and values were very important to him. He only spoke when something needed to be said, and he was generally very witty and bright.
Personality Traits of George Harrison
Ringo was the joker of the pack, a goofy character who was well-liked by all the Beatles. He seldom took himself or the band seriously, and was known to be light-hearted, funny and sweet. The other Beatles described him as the heart-beat and soul of the band.
Personality Traits of Ringo Starr
- The "soul" of the band.