*For articles of the same name in other Tropico games, see Trait.*

**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.

## 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

### Alter EgoEdit

- (requires the Vigilante DLC)
**Constant Effects**: Lowers the cost of issuing arrest warrants**1 Star Effects**: -0% crime**2 Star Effects**: -8% crime**3 Star Effects**:**4 Star Effects**:**5 Star Effects**:

### 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

- (requires the The Academy DLC)
**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

- (requires the Propaganda DLC)
- 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

- (requires the Apocalypse DLC)
**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