TRAIT By N., Sam M.S. - 116 noun. 1. a lasting characteristic which depicts or ascertains a person's actions across a wide array of scenarios. 2. with regard to genetics, a trait stemming from a genetic predisposition. TRAIT: "The trait for red hair is not always recessive." Related Psychology Terms COLOR REACTIONS Comparison of Assessment Tools COLOR BLINDNESS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Characteristics and Behaviors of Effective Counseling PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY FIGURE-DRAWING TEST COLOR CIRCLE LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) SZONDI TEST Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TRAIT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/trait/ (accessed July 4, 2022).