- Ambiguous Disorder: Bean's sense of perspective is terrible, and his behavior consistently baffles others.
- Anti-Hero: Type I
- Cloudcuckoolander: Obviously.
- Drives Like Crazy: Undoubtedly a danger to others on the road, in ways no typical road rager would even fathom.
- Genius Ditz: He drove his car from the roof.
- Innocently Insensitive: Mr. Bean frequently veers into this, particularly where his girlfriend is involved. Special mention to "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean", where he asks her what she wanted for Christmas and she points to an engagement ring in a store window. Unfortunately, Mr. Bean mistakes her gesture for pointing to the portrait behind the ring and buys that instead. This leads to Irma tearfully running out on him during their Christmas evening together and a Bean, who seemed quite proud of himself for getting her what he thought she asked for, commenting in a hurt tone of voice, "W... what was wrong with it?"
- Jerkass: Completely oblivious to tact.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deep down, he's not really malicious; he's just childlike and selfish.
- Large Ham: Manages to be this even though he rarely speaks and never shouts.
- Limited Wardrobe: The same brown suit everywhere he goes.
- Man Child: He sleeps with a teddy bear. In the first episode, he puts two dolls on the table when he sits down to take an examination. In general he is of the more common, Fish out of Water type, although his strangeness goes beyond childlike and into the realm of truly bizarre.
- No Social Skills: Too many examples to list.
- The Voiceless: He rarely ever speaks. Slightly more often he will make various sounds that are vaguely ''word-esque''.
- In the fourth season of the animated series he started speaking in complete sentences.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Subverted. Much of the time he's a borderline sociopath, but there's plenty of moments that show that there's a real heart underneath all the madness.
- Walking Techbane: Or at least, when he's dressed. Unless he's naked, he completely screws up tv signals and tends to break stuff or cause unexpected effects.
- Shock and Awe: "Back to School Mr Bean" seems to imply that this is some sort of static electricity effect.
- Companion Cube: Bean treats Teddy as if a four-year-old would treat a teddy, and it's both hilarious and ridiculously cute.
- The Alleged Car
- Companion Cube
- Drives Like Crazy: Especially in the episode Mr. Bean Rides Again where he dresses in the car while driving himself to the dentist, and Do It Yourself Mr. Bean where he drives on the roof of the car after stuffing the inside full of things he bought.
- Free Wheel: Occurs every time he drives his car and meets up with the Reliant (see below)
- Removable Steering Wheel: It's his primary security measure.
- Running Gag: Often times while driving Mr. Bean encounters an unseen person driving a blue Reliant three-wheeler, which always winds up crashed, knocked out of its spot, or tipped over onto its roof.