His most conspicuous trait was an ability to scent the wind and forecast it a night in advance.
This trait of nerve modifiability is one factor which accounts for greater retentive power in some persons than in others.
That trait is dependability.
In the Alimentive the outstanding trait which wins love is his sweet disposition.
Desirable Traits of Alimentive Wives ¶ Next to her sweet disposition, the traits which make the Alimentive wife most pleasant to get along with are serenity, optimism and good cooking.
p. 89: The most important trait which points to foreign trade, is the occurrence of glass in Chinese tombs in Indo-China and of glass in China proper from the fifth century B.C. on; it is assumed that this glass was imported from the Near East, possibly from Egypt (O. Janse, N. Egami, Seligman).
He said, barring absolute certainties like fingerprints, mere physical traits were very little use for identification if the fugitive really knew his business.
An odd trait of his character is his love for fire.