These are qualities, it is true, which do not distinguish all alike; but they are so far the predominating traits
of these remarkable people as to be characteristic.
of character must a man have to enable him to help three thousand miscreants to hiss, and jeer, and laugh at one friendless old woman, and shamefully humiliate her?
We should consider whether he makes them (1) merely caricatures, or (2) type characters, standing for certain general traits of human nature but not convincingly real or especially significant persons, or (3) genuine individuals with all the inconsistencies and half-revealed tendencies that in actual life belong to real personality.
And a main requisite is that he shall properly motivate their actions, that is make their actions result naturally from their characters, either their controlling traits or their temporary impulses.
It has often been a matter of regret to me that I was shut out from the most peculiar field of American fiction by an inability to see any romance, or poetry, or grandeur, or beauty in the Indian character, at least till such traits
were pointed out by others.
In such cases, the painter's deep conception of his subject's inward traits has wrought itself into the essence of the picture, and is seen after the superficial coloring has been rubbed off by time.
Feminine traits, moulded inseparably with those of the other sex
These were not traits
which I could imagine in Strickland.
All the traits
of his character, which she learned to know better and better, were unutterably dear to her.
It was a matter of course that in drawing Indian character he should dwell on the better traits
of the picture, rather than on the coarser and more revolting though more common points.
A pretest-posttest design was adopted in which State-Trait
Anxiety Inventory was administered to measure the levels of State Anxiety and Trait
Anxiety before and after coloring a pre-drawn mandala.
Evaluations based on single trait
models does not account for the covariances among traits