# Trait

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**Traits** are aspects of the presidente's history, abilities, and life. All traits give advantages, though some of them come with downsides as well.

In Tropico 3, each presidente gets two traits and two flaws.

In Tropico 4, each presidente gets three traits and flaws are removed from the game. All traits start out with 1 star each. When a game is won using a presidente with a particular trait, that trait will gain 1 to 3 stars depending on how well the game went, to a maximum of 5 stars. Each star improves the benefits a trait gives.

## Contents

[show]## TraitsEdit

### ActivistEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10 respect with the Intellectuals**1 Star Effects**: +5 respect with the Environmentalists**2 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Environmentalists**3 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Environmentalists**4 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Environmentalists**5 Star Effects**: +25 respect with the Environmentalists

### AdministratorEdit

**Constant Effects**: None**1 Star Effects**: -2% building cost**2 Star Effects**: -4% building cost**3 Star Effects**: -6% building cost**4 Star Effects**: -8% building cost**5 Star Effects**: -10% building cost

### AlcoholicEdit

**Constant Effects**: -5 respect with the Religious, -5% overall production**1 Star Effects**: +5 relations with the USSR**2 Star Effects**: +10 relations with the USSR**3 Star Effects**: +15 relations with the USSR**4 Star Effects**: +20 relations with the USSR**5 Star Effects**: +25 relations with the USSR

### BureaucratEdit

- (requires the Megalopolis DLC)
**Constant Effects**: Swiss bank account profits from building permits are doubled.**1 Star Effects**: -2% construction cost for housing buildings.**2 Star Effects**: -4% construction cost for housing buildings.**3 Star Effects**: -6% construction cost for housing buildings.**4 Star Effects**: -8% construction cost for housing buildings.**5 Star Effects**: -10% construction cost for housing buildings.

### CharismaticEdit

**Constant Effects**: None**1 Star Effects**: +1 respect with all citizens**2 Star Effects**: +2 respect with all citizens**3 Star Effects**: +3 respect with all citizens**4 Star Effects**: +4 respect with all citizens**5 Star Effects**: +5 respect with all citizens

### CheapskateEdit

**Constant Effects**: -10 respect with the Communists, maximum salary is set to $25/month**1 Star Effects**: -3% building cost**2 Star Effects**: -6% building cost**3 Star Effects**: -9% building cost**4 Star Effects**: -12% building cost**5 Star Effects**: -15% building cost

### Compulsive GamblerEdit

**Constant Effects**: The presidente is better at gambling, -10 respect with the Religious, $300 to $1,500 lost every year due to gambling binges**1 Star Effects**: +5 relations with the US**2 Star Effects**: +10 relations with the US**3 Star Effects**: +15 relations with the US**4 Star Effects**: +20 relations with the US**5 Star Effects**: +25 relations with the US

### Compulsive LiarEdit

**Constant Effects**: -5 respect with the Intellectuals and the Religious, campaign promises have no effect on voters**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Loyalists**2 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Loyalists**3 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Loyalists**4 Star Effects**: +25 respect with the Loyalists**5 Star Effects**: +30 respect with the Loyalists

### ConstructorEdit

- (requires the Quick Dry Cement DLC)
**Constant Effects**: The first Cement Factory is free**1 Star Effects**: Builders gain skill 10% faster**2 Star Effects**: Builders gain skill 20% faster**3 Star Effects**: Builders gain skill 30% faster**4 Star Effects**: Builders gain skill 40% faster**5 Star Effects**: Builders gain skill 50% faster

### CorruptEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10% building cost**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Capitalists**2 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Capitalists**3 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Capitalists**4 Star Effects**: +25 respect with the Capitalists**5 Star Effects**: +30 respect with the Capitalists

### CowardEdit

**Constant Effects**: The presidente and their soldiers and supporters are more likely to flee in battle**1 Star Effects**: +3 respect with the Religious**2 Star Effects**: +6 respect with the Religious**3 Star Effects**: +9 respect with the Religious**4 Star Effects**: +12 respect with the Religious**5 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Religious

### DiplomaticEdit

**Constant Effects**: The first Foreign Office is free**1 Star Effects**: +2 respect with all foreign powers**2 Star Effects**: +4 respect with all foreign powers**3 Star Effects**: +6 respect with all foreign powers**4 Star Effects**: +8 respect with all foreign powers**5 Star Effects**: +10 respect with all foreign powers

### East Point GraduateEdit

**Constant Effects**: Presidente always kills Rebels in combat, -10 Religious respect- 1 Star Effects: +10 Nationalist respect
- 2 Star Effects: +15 Nationalist respect
- 3 Star Effects: +20 Nationalist respect
- 4 Star Effects: +25 Nationalist respect
- 5 Star Effects: +30 Nationalist respect

### EntrepreneurialEdit

**Constant Effects**: None**1 Star Effects**: +2% export prices**2 Star Effects**: +4% export prices**3 Star Effects**: +6% export prices**4 Star Effects**: +8% export prices**5 Star Effects**: +10% export prices

### Financial GeniusEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10 respect with the Capitalists, -25% cost to build banks, marketplaces, and souvenir shops**1 Star Effects**: +2% production by Factory Workers**2 Star Effects**: +4% production by Factory Workers**3 Star Effects**: +6% production by Factory Workers**4 Star Effects**: +8% production by Factory Workers**5 Star Effects**: +10% production by Factory Workers

### FlatulenceEdit

**Constant Effects**: -10 respect with the US, wages for soldiers guarding the palace is set to $20/month**1 Star Effects**: 1 extra random attack by rebels before they head to the palace**2 Star Effects**: 2 extra random attacks by rebels before they head to the palace**3 Star Effects**: 3 extra random attacks by rebels before they head to the palace**4 Star Effects**: 4 extra random attacks by rebels before they head to the palace**5 Star Effects**: 5 extra random attacks by rebels before they head to the palace

### Great SchmoozolaEdit

**Constant Effects**: -10 respect with the US and USSR**1 Star Effects**: +10% respect with least intelligent citizens**2 Star Effects**: +13% respect with least intelligent citizens**3 Star Effects**: +15% respect with least intelligent citizens**4 Star Effects**: +18% respect with least intelligent citizens**5 Star Effects**: +20% respect with least intelligent citizens

### Green ThumbEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10 respect with the Environmentalists, -10% production by Factory Workers**1 Star Effects**: -10% pollution**2 Star Effects**: -20% pollution**3 Star Effects**: -30% pollution**4 Star Effects**: -40% pollution**5 Star Effects**: -50% pollution

### HardworkingEdit

**Constant Effects**: None**1 Star Effects**: +2% overall production**2 Star Effects**: +4% overall production**3 Star Effects**: +6% overall production**4 Star Effects**: +8% overall production**5 Star Effects**: +10% overall production

### HypochondriacEdit

**Constant Effects**: The first Hospital is free, citizens visit clinics and hospitals twice as often**1 Star Effects**: +10 service quality for Clinics and Hospitals**2 Star Effects**: +15 service quality for Clinics and Hospitals**3 Star Effects**: +20 service quality for Clinics and Hospitals**4 Star Effects**: +25 service quality for Clinics and Hospitals**5 Star Effects**: +30 service quality for Clinics and Hospitals

### IncorruptibleEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10 respect with the Intellectuals**1 Star Effects**: -10% crime**2 Star Effects**: -15% crime**3 Star Effects**: -20% crime**4 Star Effects**: -25% crime**5 Star Effects**: -30% crime

### JingoEdit

**Constant Effects**: -5 relations with the US and USSR**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Nationalists**2 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Nationalists**3 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Nationalists**4 Star Effects**: +25 respect with the Nationalists**5 Star Effects**: +30 respect with the Nationalists

### KleptomaniacEdit

**Constant Effects**: -10% factory worker production**1 Star Effects**: +$200/year in your Swiss bank account from "found" items**2 Star Effects**: +$400/year in your Swiss bank account from "found" items**3 Star Effects**: +$600/year in your Swiss bank account from "found" items**4 Star Effects**: +$800/year in your Swiss bank account from "found" items**5 Star Effects**: +$1,000/year in your Swiss bank account from "found" items

### Multiple Personality DisorderEdit

**Constant Effects**: None**1 Star Effects**: +2 respect with the Capitalists and Communists, +2 relations with China**2 Star Effects**: +4 respect with the Capitalists and Communists, +4 relations with China**3 Star Effects**: +6 respect with the Capitalists and Communists, +6 relations with China**4 Star Effects**: +8 respect with the Capitalists and Communists, +8 relations with China**5 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Capitalists and Communists, +10 relations with China

### PR SpecialistEdit

- Constant Effects: During Elections each Journalist on the island persuades 2 citizens to vote for El Presidente.
- 1 Star Effects: +10 respect with the Loyalists
- 2 Star Effects: +15 respect with the Loyalists
- 3 Star Effects: +20 respect with the Loyalists
- 4 Star Effects: +25 respect with the Loyalists
- 5 Star Effects: +30 respect with the Loyalists

### ParanoidEdit

**Constant Effects**: -20 relations with the EU, policemen reduce liberty at the same rate as soldiers**1 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Militarists**2 Star Effects**: +25 respect with the Militarists**3 Star Effects**: +30 respect with the Militarists**4 Star Effects**: +35 respect with the Militarists**5 Star Effects**: +40 respect with the Militarists

### PatriotEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10 respect with Tropican-born citizens**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Nationalists**2 Star Effects**: +13 respect with the Nationalists**3 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Nationalists**4 Star Effects**: +18 respect with the Nationalists**5 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Nationalists

### PlantadorEdit

- (requires the Plantador DLC)
**Constant Effects**: The export price of Sugar, Tobacco, and Coffee is increased by 20%**1 Star Effects**: Farmers gain skill 10% faster**2 Star Effects**: Farmers gain skill 20% faster**3 Star Effects**: Farmers gain skill 30% faster**4 Star Effects**: Farmers gain skill 40% faster**5 Star Effects**: Farmers gain skill 50% faster

### PompousEdit

**Constant Effects**: -10 relations with the US, +30% edict cost, the presidente can only praise themselves in speeches**1 Star Effects**: +20 relations with the EU**2 Star Effects**: +25 relations with the EU**3 Star Effects**: +30 relations with the EU**4 Star Effects**: +35 relations with the EU**5 Star Effects**: +40 relations with the EU

### PopulistEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10 respect with the Nationalists, no consequences from unfulfilled election promises**1 Star Effects**: +2 respect with the Communists**2 Star Effects**: +4 respect with the Communists**3 Star Effects**: +6 respect with the Communists**4 Star Effects**: +8 respect with the Communists**5 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Communists

### Propaganda SpecialistEdit

**Constant Effects**: None**1 Star Effects**: +20% effect from respect-raising radio and TV stations**2 Star Effects**: +40% effect from respect-raising radio and TV stations**3 Star Effects**: +60% effect from respect-raising radio and TV stations**4 Star Effects**: +80% effect from respect-raising radio and TV stations**5 Star Effects**: +100% effect from respect-raising radio and TV stations

### Religious ZealotEdit

**Constant Effects**: -20 relations with the Middle East, citizens visit churches and cathedrals twice as often**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Religious**2 Star Effects**: +13 respect with the Religious**3 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Religious**4 Star Effects**: +18 respect with the Religious**5 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Religious

### SailorEdit

- (requires the Pirate Heaven DLC)
**Constant Effects**: The time between ships (both freighters and tourist boats) arriving is reduced by 25%.**1 Star Effects**: -5% construction cost for docks, tourist docks, the luxury liner, marinas, and ship-o-rants.**2 Star Effects**: -10% construction cost for docks, tourist docks, the luxury liner, marinas, and ship-o-rants.**3 Star Effects**: -15% construction cost for docks, tourist docks, the luxury liner, marinas, and ship-o-rants.**4 Star Effects**: -20% construction cost for docks, tourist docks, the luxury liner, marinas, and ship-o-rants.**5 Star Effects**: -25% construction cost for docks, tourist docks, the luxury liner, marinas, and ship-o-rants.

### ScholarlyEdit

**Constant Effects**: None**1 Star Effects**: Citizens learn skills and graduate +10% faster**2 Star Effects**: Citizens learn skills and graduate +15% faster**3 Star Effects**: Citizens learn skills and graduate +20% faster**4 Star Effects**: Citizens learn skills and graduate +25% faster**5 Star Effects**: Citizens learn skills and graduate +30% faster

### SociableEdit

**Constant Effects**: +5 respect with the Communists**1 Star Effects**: +2% tourism rating**2 Star Effects**: +4% tourism rating**3 Star Effects**: +6% tourism rating**4 Star Effects**: +8% tourism rating**5 Star Effects**: +10% tourism rating

### SurvivalistEdit

**Constant Effects**: Citizens eat less often**1 Star Effects**: +10 Environmentalist respect**2 Star Effects**: +18 Environmentalist respect**3 Star Effects**: +24 Environmentalist respect**4 Star Effects**: +32 Environmentalist respect**5 Star Effects**: +40 Environmentalist respect

### Tourette SyndromeEdit

**Constant Effects**: -10 relations with the US, -25 respect with a random faction every year**1 Star Effects**: $1,000/year in Pay-Per-View profits**2 Star Effects**: $1,500/year in Pay-Per-View profits**3 Star Effects**: $2,000/year in Pay-Per-View profits**4 Star Effects**: $2,500/year in Pay-Per-View profits**5 Star Effects**: $3,000/year in Pay-Per-View profits

### UglyEdit

**Constant Effects**: -5 respect with all citizens**1 Star Effects**: +10 relations with the Middle East**2 Star Effects**: +20 relations with the Middle East**3 Star Effects**: +30 relations with the Middle East**4 Star Effects**: +40 relations with the Middle East**5 Star Effects**: +50 relations with the Middle East

### VeteranEdit

- (requires the Junta DLC)
**Constant Effects**: The presidente performs better in battle**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Militarists**2 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Militarists**3 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Militarists**4 Star Effects**: +25 respect with the Militarists**5 Star Effects**: +30 respect with the Militarists

### VigilanteEdit

**Constant Effects**: Citizens have -50% chance of becoming criminals**1 Star Effects**: -10% crime**2 Star Effects**: -15% crime**3 Star Effects**: -20% crime**4 Star Effects**: -25% crime**5 Star Effects**: -30% crime

### Well-TravelledEdit

**Constant Effects**: +10 relations with the EU, China, and the Middle East**1 Star Effects**: +2% tourism rating**2 Star Effects**: +4% tourism rating**3 Star Effects**: +6% tourism rating**4 Star Effects**: +8% tourism rating**5 Star Effects**: +10% tourism rating

### Witch DoctorEdit

- (requires the Voodoo DLC)
**Constant Effects**: -10 respect with the Religious, citizens need healthcare less often**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the Nationalists**2 Star Effects**: +13 respect with the Nationalists**3 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the Nationalists**4 Star Effects**: +18 respect with the Nationalists**5 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the Nationalists

### WomanizerEdit

**Constant Effects**: -10 respect with the Religious, -10 respect with smart women**1 Star Effects**: +10 respect with the other women**2 Star Effects**: +13 respect with the other women**3 Star Effects**: +15 respect with the other women**4 Star Effects**: +18 respect with the other women**5 Star Effects**: +20 respect with the other women