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Though the two are sick of being compared there are common traits between father and son. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All these things have been hailed as uniquely human traits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This can also give insights into personality traits and health risks to look out for. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their insights into the personality traits required of spies are at this stage more interesting than the potential recruits. Times, Sunday Times (2017)An important role of the gene bank is safeguarding traits particular to various breeds. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Constant tears and an inability to get out of bed at all are common traits. The Sun (2007)The desire to be happy is a universal human trait. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Which of your personality traits would you like to be rid of? 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)Almost all old people who are growing have certain common traits. Christianity Today (2000)Another human trait is to crave the new. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His contradictory aims mirrored a personality whose principal traits were not in harmony with each other. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)His ability was perhaps a result of rigid personality traits. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The history of many civilisations tells us that seeing patterns in the sky is an inherently human trait. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Though many are perfectly lovable, a common trait is attacking without warning. The Sun (2016)With his sharp eye for human traits and foibles, his comments about people were delightfully piquant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They have a common trait - persistence. The Sun (2009)Though an almost universal human trait, crying is something of a mystery to science. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It should also be emphasized that the universal presence of a particular cultural trait does not mean that trait is necessary for a culture to exist. Sociology (1995)A surprising number of terms are available for identifying any individual's particular combination of traits. Cultural Anthropology (1995)Third, it is more difficult than one might think to establish statistically that a particular personality trait is a valid predictor of job success. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Has it got to do with their personality and, if so, what are the particular traits? Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: trait NOUN
A trait is a particular characteristic, quality, or tendency that someone or something has.
These personality traits show up early in childhood.
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