The term that most accurately describes Barney Stinson is “The Man”. Guys want to be him, and girls want to be with him. He is a persistent ladies man, never fazed by rejection. While not the best looking guy in the world, Barney knows how to get what he wants using his trusty “Playbook”.
His rough childhood has left him scared of showing emotion, although certain individuals can bring it out of him at times. An attempt at marriage failed as Barney couldn’t stray from his roots.
He is also a great friend (while he may try and hide it at times), someone who lives by what he calls the “bro code”. He would do anything for his close friends, even at his own expense sometimes.
The best way to describe Barney is Legen-wait for it-dary.