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."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TRAIT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/trait/ (accessed March 23, 2023).