What Is a Behavioral Trait?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 8:50:22 AM ET
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A behavioral trait is an action commonly observed in individuals throughout a species, such as human beings laughing and smiling or cats grooming themselves. In animals, such traits are generally ascribed to instinct, though they can often be modified. In humans, behavioral traits are often learned rather than instinctive.

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