Each character gets an education trait upon becoming an adult (at 16 years-old) and dependent on the child's education. In the base game, they are usually close to the education of their guardian, though there is some random variation.
The Conclave DLC reduces the impact of the guardian's own education by implementing a focus driven system. Education by guardians with high-level military traits also grants leadership traits. Military educations can improve to the next level by a random battlefield event, while the others can be improved with random events from the corresponding focus.
|ID||Internal name||Health||Fertility||Other||Cost||Flavor Text|
|Naive Appeaser||5||naive_appeaser||1||-1||0||Naive Appeasers want to be well liked and fancy themselves diplomat. Unfortunately, everyone else just tend to bully them.|
|Underhanded Rogue||6||underhanded_rogue||3||-1||+5%||3||The Underhanded Rogue is a rough but decently effective diplomat.|
|Charismatic Negotiator||7||charismatic_negotiator||6||-1||1||1||+5%||8||The Charismatic Negotiator is an excellent diplomat, impressing dignitaries with elegant dress and persuasive rhetoric.|
|Grey Eminence||8||grey_eminence||9||-1||2||2||+10%||14||The Grey Eminence is the epitome of statesmanship having fully mastered the art of diplomacy.|
|Misguided Warrior||13||misguided_warrior||1||-1||+0.5||+1 Personal Combat Skill||5||The Misguided Warrior was trained in warfare and the martial arts, but sadly lacks all talent for it.|
|Tough Soldier||14||tough_soldier||3||-1||+0.5||+1 Personal Combat Skill||7||The Tough Soldier is fearsome on the battlefield, but only a mediocre commander.|
|Skilled Tactician||15||skilled_tactician||6||1||1||-1||+0.5||+1 Personal Combat Skill||12||The Skilled Tactician is an adept of the art of war - a valiant warrior and reliable commander.|
|Brilliant Strategist||16||brilliant_strategist||9||2||2||-1||+0.5||+1 Leadership traits
||17||The Brilliant Strategist has an almost preternatural understanding of all things martial, having the perfect makings for a Marshal or military tutor.|
|Indulgent Wastrel||9||indulgent_wastrel||-1||1||0||The Indulgent Wastrel was good to become good with money, and if good means spending it quickly, the Indulgent Wastrel certainly is.|
|Thrifty Clerk||10||thrifty_clerk||-1||3||+5%||3||The Thrifty Clerc is a dutyful, if not particularly skilled, administrator.|
|Fortune Builder||11||fortune_builder||-1||1||6||1||+10%||9||The Fortune Builder came out of adolescence armed with a well honed business sense, determined to live a life of luxury.|
|Midas Touched||12||midas_touched||-1||2||9||2||+15%||15||This character is truly Midas Touched, never seemingly running out of funds - an excellent choice for Steward and mentor to children destine to become administrators.|
|Amateurish Plotter||1||amateurish_plotter||-1||1||0||The Amateurish Plotter has received an education emphasizing intrigue skills. Unfortunately, it didn't stick.|
|Flamboyant Schemer||2||flamboyant_schemer||-1||3||2||Flamboyant Schemers thrive on court intrigue and fancy themselves as master of the trade. However, their lack of secrecy tends to endanger even their best efforts.|
|Intricate Webweaver||3||intricate_webweaver||1||1||-1||6||7||The Intricate Webweaver is a master manipulator, well suited to a life of intrigue.|
|Elusive Shadow||4||elusive_shadow||2||2||-1||9||12||The Elusive Shadow has mastered the art of Intrigue and should make a perfect Spymaster - as well as an ideal mentor for prospective schemers.|
|Detached Priest||17||detached_priest||-1||1||0||The Detached Priest received a clerical education but displays no talent beyond basic literacy.|
|Dutiful Cleric||18||martial_cleric||-1||3||+10 Zeal||2||The Dutiful Cleric is learned and possessed of beautiful penmanship, but lacks particular interest in theology.|
|Scholarly Theologian||19||scholarly_theologian||1||1||-1||6||-5%||+20 Zeal||6||The Scholarly Theologian is wise and well read, with a deep understanding of philosophy and theology.|
|Mastermind Theologian||20||mastermind_theologian||2||2||-1||9||-5%||+30 Zeal||11||The Mastermind Theologian is recognized as one of the top scholars of the Faith.|
For characters of non-Christian religions, the cross in the icons of learning education traits is replaced by a more appropriate symbol (a crescent for Muslims, menorah for Jews, triquetra for Pagans etc).
With the Conclave DLC active, children can acquire childhood traits, determined by their childhood focus, that will influence which education traits they eventually receive. Each such trait provides a +1 bonus to a specific attribute. Each childhood trait has several adult traits into which it may evolve during adolescence, ensuring that no childhood traits are retained into adulthood.
Check the specific table for the educational effects of each childhood trait, as well as the adult traits they can evolve into.
|ID||Internal name||Temporary effect||Flavor Text|
|Affectionate||191||affectionate||+1 Diplomacy||This child is kind and quick to show love and affection. Can develop into: Kind , Content or Trusting|
|Playful||197||playful||+1 Diplomacy||This child loves to engage in fun and games, almost always turning any activity into an excuse to play. Can develop into: Gregarious , Deceitful or (rarely) Lunatic|
|Haughty||190||haughty||+1 Martial||This child is proud and vain, convinced of their own superiority. Can develop into: Proud , Arbitrary or Cruel|
|Rowdy||193||rowdy||+1 Martial||This child is loud and lively and usually prefers rough physical activities over calmer pursuits. Can develop into: Brawny , Honest or Dull|
|Conscientious||198||conscientious||+1 Stewardship||This child is unusually scrupulous and responsible, taking delight in completing any chores and tasks to perfection. Can develop into: Diligent or Temperate|
|Fussy||199||fussy||+1 Stewardship||This child is very particular about details that seem trivial to others, sometimes to the point of causing anxiety and frustration. Can develop into: Patient , Greedy or Paranoid|
|Brooding||195||brooding||+1 Intrigue||This child is a thinker, often sitting inside in deep ponderings as others play outside in the sun. Can develop into: Just , Wroth or Envious|
|Indolent||196||indolent||+1 Intrigue||This child is very averse to any kind of exertion, be it mental or physical. Can develop into: Charitable , Slothful or Gluttonous|
|Willful||194||willful||+1 Intrigue||This child is stubborn and strong-willed, and doesn't obey or give way easily. Can develop into: Ambitious , Brave or Stubborn|
|Curious||200||curious||+1 Learning||This child has an inquisitive nature and is constantly asking questions and poking around looking for new and interesting things. Can develop into: Shrewd , Cynical or sympathies for other religions|
|Idolizer||201||idolizer||+1 Learning||This child is easily impressed and also has a fervent desire to seek for ultimate truths. Can develop into: Zealous , Erudite or Frail|
|Timid||192||timid||+1 Learning||This child is shy and usually avoids open conflict/ Can develop into: Humble , Shy or Craven|
Lifestyle event chains will not trigger for characters who already have a lifestyle trait. However, it is possible to gain more than one by certain events that grant them despite not being lifestyle events, or with the Ruler Designer DLC.
Note that Faqih also counts as a lifestyle trait.
|Administrator||administrator||180||+3||+10% Movement Speed||10|
|Architect||architect||181||+1||+2||+10 Same Trait||+20% Siege||12|
|Duelist||duelist||69||+3||+10 Same Trait||+5 Personal Combat Skill||10|
|Game Master||gamer||186||+2||+1||+10 Same Trait||+30% Narrow Flank||10|
|Gardener||gardener||66||+2||+1||+10 Same Trait||10|
|Hedonist||hedonist||64||+2||+1||-5 Christian Church
-5 Opposite Trait
+10 Same Trait
|Opposite of Celibate||10|
|Hunter||hunter||70||+1||+2||+10 Same Trait||+20% Pursuit||Not obtainable by Jain characters||10|
|Impaler||impaler||68||+2||+1||+10 Same Trait||-15 Honor
+10% Morale Damage
|Not obtainable by Jain characters||10|
|Master Schemer||schemer||184||+3||-5 Same Trait||10|
|Master Seducer||seducer||178||+1||+2||+50 Attraction||Only obtainable by male characters.
Opposite of Celibate and Master seductress
|Master Seductress||seductress||179||+1||+2||+50 Attraction||Only obtainable by female characters.
Opposite of Celibate and Master seducer
|Mystic||mystic||67||+1||+2||+10 Same Trait||10|
|Scholar||scholar||65||+3||+10 Same Trait||Not obtainable by Muslim characters.
Non-Muslim equivalent of Faqih
+10 Same Trait
|Strategist||strategist||182||+2||+1||+10 Same Trait||+20% Defence||12|
As of Way of Life, the following traits are no longer lifestyle traits:
|Celibate||celibate||63||+5 Christian Church
-5 Opposite Trait
+10 Same Trait
+1 Monthly Piety
|Opposite of Hedonist , Master seducer , and Master seductress||-28|
|Falconer||falconer||72||+1||+10 Same Trait||Not obtainable by Jain characters||4|
|Poet||poet||71||+1||+10 Same Trait||4|
- Change in character's age in Ruler Designer.