A high-strung (or "Type-A") personality is one marked by the traits of perfectionism, competitiveness and urgency. Individuals with high-strung personalities may be praised for their ambitious or goal-centered nature, or... More »

Common personality traits of alcoholics include anxiety or fear, perfectionism, self-pity, low self-esteem and shame, according to The Alcoholism Guide. Other common characteristics are feelings of guilt, a low tolerance... More »

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Birth order is thought to have a definitive influence on an individual's personality and other traits. First-born children are generally reliable and structured, while middle-born children tend to be rebellious people pl... More »

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Learned traits are behaviors that result from the influence of one's environment, as opposed to inherent traits, which are passed down automatically in one's DNA. A common learned trait is the use of language. People dev... More »

A homogeneous society is a population that overwhelmingly shares certain traits or views. These commonalities may include ethnicity, language, religion, cultural practices and worldview. The opposite of homogeneous socie... More »

Learning to ride a bike and using a fork are examples of learned traits. Avoiding bitter food is also an example of a learned trait. More »

Most minor instances of discrimination result from natural human instincts to feel more comfortable around other people with similar traits. Discrimination can also result from ingrained beliefs in society that people wi... More »