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This article is for the PC version of Stellaris only.

Traits represents a species biological functions, abilities and personality. Traits can be selected for a species at the start of new game or species can adapt new traits through means such as genetic engineering or possibly from anomalies. They affect variety of areas from rate of population growth to traits that affect lifespan. Most traits tend to have opposite ones such as Nomadic or Sedentary where only one may be held at a time. Players start the game with 2 trait points and are limited to 4 traits with varying costs, negative traits can be chosen to increase trait points.

List of traits

There are 29 traits.[1]



Type Effects Opposites Cost Description
Adaptive.png Adaptive
  • +10% habitability
  • Extremely Adaptive.png Extremely Adaptive
  • Nonadaptive.png Nonadaptive
2 This species is highly adaptive when it comes to foreign environments.
Agrarian.png Agrarian
  • +1 food output[1]
2 This species has a deep connection to the land and make expert farmers and gardeners.</>
Charismatic.png Charismatic
  • +1% other species happiness
  • Repugnant.png Repugnant
1 Members of this species have a special charisma and are generally considered pleasant to be around.
Communal.png Communal
  • +5% happiness
  • Solitary.png Solitary
1 Members of this species are highly communal and quite used to living in close proximity to others.
Conformists.png Conformists
  • -20% ethics divergence
2 These people always seek consensus and are more likely to conform to the governing ethics.
Enduring.png Enduring
  • +30 leader lifespan
  • Venerable.png Venerable
1 Lifespans in this species are unusually long.
Extremely Adaptive.png Extremely Adaptive
  • +20% habitability
  • Adaptive.png Adaptive
  • Nonadaptive.png Nonadaptive
5 This species is remarkably adept at adopting to any foreign environments.
Industrious.png Industrious
  • +15% minerals
2 Members of this species are known for their diligence and hard-working nature, always going above and beyond.
Intelligent.png Intelligent
  • +10% engineering output
  • +10% physics output
  • +10% society output
2 This species is highly intelligent and enjoys faster technological progress.
Natural Engineers.png Natural Engineers
  • +15% engineering output
  • Natural Physicists.png Natural Physicists
  • Natural Sociologists.png Natural Sociologists
1 Members of this species have a natural inclination towards engineering and the material sciences.
Natural Physicists.png Natural Physicists
  • +15% physics output
  • Natural Engineers.png Natural Engineers
  • Natural Sociologists.png Natural Sociologists
1 Members of this species have a natural inclination towards theoretical physics and astral phenomena.
Natural Sociologists.png Natural Sociologists
  • +15% society output
  • Natural Engineers.png Natural Engineers
  • Natural Physicists.png Natural Physicists
1 Members of this species have a natural inclination towards sociology and biological studies.
Nomadic.png Nomadic
  • -50% migration time
  • Sedentary.png Sedentary
1 This species has a nomadic past, and its members often think nothing when relocation to another world.
Quick Learners.png Quick Learners
  • +25% leader experience gain
  • Slow Learners.png Slow Learners
1 Members of this species are quick to learn from experiences.
Rapid Breeders.png Rapid Breeders
  • -10% growth time
  • Slow Breeders.png Slow Breeders
1 This species reproduces at a very rapid rate, increasing population growth.
Thrifty.png Thrifty
  • +15% energy credits
2 Members of this species are instinctively economical and are always looking to make a good profit, whatever corners need cutting.
Resilient.png Resilient
  • +100% militia health
  • +200% bombardment resistance
1 Members of this species are physiologically resilient and will fight like enraged brood mothers to defend their worlds.
Strong.png Strong
  • +20% army damage
  • +5% minerals
  • Very Strong.png Very Strong
  • Weak.png Weak
1 Members of this species possess great physical strength, making them formidable fighters on the ground.
Talented.png Talented
  • +1 leader skill levels
2 Members of this species are born with a natural aptitude.
Venerable.png Venerable
  • +120 leader lifespan
  • Enduring.png Enduring
4 This species can grow to an age that commands dignity and respect.
Very Strong.png Very Strong
  • +40% army damage
  • +10% minerals
  • Strong.png Strong
  • Weak.png Weak
4 Members of this species possess a strength that almost defies the laws of physics.


Type Effects Opposites Cost Description
Decadent.png Decadent
  • -10% resource output without slaves
-1 This species requires slaves or servants to feel content.
Nonadaptive.png Nonadaptive
  • -10% habitability
  • Adaptive.png Adaptive
  • Extremely Adaptive.png Extremely Adaptive
-1 This species is does not adapt well to foreign environments.
Repugnant.png Repugnant
  • -1% other species happiness
  • Charismatic.png Charismatic
-1 The physical appearance and customs of this species are considered offensive to most others and few appreciate them as neighbors.
Sedentary.png Sedentary
  • +50% migration time
  • Nomadic.png Nomadic
-1 This species has a sedentary past, and its members are reluctant to migrate away from where they grew up.
Slow Breeders.png Slow Breeders
  • +15% growth time
  • Rapid Breeders.png Rapid Breeders
-1 This species reproduces at a slow rate, lowering population growth.
Slow Learners.png Slow Learners
  • -25% leader experience gain
  • Quick Learners.png Quick Learners
-1 Members of this species are slow to learn from their experiences.
Solitary.png Solitary
  • -5% happiness
  • Communal.png Communal
-1 Members of this species tend to be solitary and territorial, often becoming agitated in crowded conditions.
Weak.png Weak
  • -20% army damage
  • Strong.png Strong
  • Very Strong.png Very Strong
-1 Members of this species are physically weaker than average, making them poor fighters on the ground.