For articles of the same name in other Tropico games, see Trait.
Traits are attributes that both pirates and captives can have in Tropico 2. Traits are ranked on a 1-9 scale and, with the exception of notoriety, do not increase with experience in the way skills do.
Courage and leadership are traits shared by all members of the population, while notoriety is limited to pirates only. While only captains have a visible loyalty stat (on their Cyclopedia page), it is not known if regular pirates also have this trait, or if it can be changed during gameplay.