The Best Positive and Negative Traits to Get in Project Zomboid For Your Character

It is very important to know which positive and negative trait to choose in Project Zomboid. Let's find out together.
The Best Positive and Negative Traits to Get in Project Zomboid For Your Character




To create the best character build in Project Zomboid, you need to choose the best positive and negative traits. You have to combine negative traits and positive traits in a proper way to eliminate the negative traits so that you don't have too many difficulties in the game. Some negative traits are easy to handle, they are basically free points. Traits in Project Zomboid are like a rabbit hole, once you're in it, it's very hard to get out. Because some negative traits have effects that are not mentioned in the game. Being aware of them is important for survival and good gameplay. The negative traits or positive traits you choose can very easily kill you or keep you alive.

The Best Positive Traits in Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid has some nice positive traits that will make your experience easier and will benefit you a lot.

All Positive Traits in Project Zomboid

IconNameTypeDescriptionPoints
Adrenaline JunkiePositiveThe special feature of this great trait is that it increases running speed when your character is extremely panicked and scared.-8
AthleticPositiveIt increases your fitness level and you can run faster than normal speed and for longer periods of time.-10
BravePositiveFighting zombies scares you much less. You are much less likely to panic when interacting with zombies.-4

Cat's EyesPositiveThanks to this trait, you can see +20% better at night.-2

DextrousPositiveThis trait makes you a much faster person. Your item transfer time will be 50% faster.-2

Eagle EyedPositiveThanks to this trait, you are likely to find many more items when you open Search Mode.-6

Fast HealerPositiveYou can overcome health risks in the game much faster and easier with this positive trait.-6

Fast LearnerPositiveThis surprisingly common trait is used quite often and increases the XP gain of your skills by 130%, except for Strength and Fitness.-6

Fast ReaderPositiveReading books will no longer be a problem for you. This trait gives 130% book reading speed.-2

FitPositiveYou will have a strong body. This trait grants +2 Fitness skills.-6

GracefulPositiveThis positive trait makes your character make much less noise when walking, jumping, and running. It is the best positive trait if you want to avoid combat.-4

InconspicuousPositiveThis positive trait increases your chance of being unnoticed by zombies by 50%. This allows you to survive longer.-4

Iron GutPositiveYou are 50% less likely to get food illness and if you do, it will be much shorter.-3

Keen HearingPositiveKeen hearing is easily one of the best traits in Project Zomboid. This trait prevents zombies from sneaking up behind you and killing you.-6

Light EaterPositiveThis trait allows you to survive by eating less food and your hunger is 75% slower.-4

Low ThirstPositiveThis trait makes you thirst 50% slower.-6

LuckyPositiveYou have a +10% chance of finding a rarer item. You have a -5% chance of not failing when repairing.-4

OrganizedPositiveAll containers including Boxes, Cupboards, and Cars will have 130% more capacity.-6

OutdoorsmanPositiveYou are less likely to catch colds and illnesses in bad weather.-2

ResilientPositiveYou are resistant to all diseases, including zombification.-4

Speed DemonPositiveThis trait makes you a traffic monster and you can drive very fast. Dying in a traffic accident during a zombie invasion is not pleasant trust me.-1

StoutPositiveThis trait gives melee weapons more knockback. It increases the load you can carry and gives +2 Strength.-6

StrongPositiveThis trait gives melee weapons more knockback. It increases the load you can carry. Grants +4 Strength and 140% melee damage.-10

Thick SkinnedPositiveYou have thicker skin and therefore less chance of being bitten, scratched, and lacerated.-6

WakefulPositiveYou need 30% less sleep.-2


Best Positive Traits to Choose:

  • Keen Hearing
  • Thick Skinned
  • Fast Reader
  • Fast Learner
  • Strong
  • Stout

Some traits in Project Zomboid change your game enjoyment and efficiency in a noticeable way. First of all, you should definitely get the Keen Hearing trait. If you are someone who is often bitten, you should definitely choose the Thick Skinned trait. If you are playing Project Zomboid multiplayer, getting the Fast Reader and Fast Learner skills will be very useful for you. With the Fast Learner trait you can increase the XP you earn from any skill. But if you are playing a single player the book reading speed is easily avoided with the fast-forward button. Finally, if you want to kill all the zombies in Project Zomboid and want a melee character that will have no problem doing so, you should choose the Strong and Stout traits.

The Best Negative Traits in Project Zomboid

The best negative traits are those that will give you the most benefit with the least harm. It is important that we choose these Project Zomboid traits properly. Because by choosing negative traits we get extra points and with these points, we get more positive traits. The main goal here is to get the negative traits that will harm us the least and give us more points, which can be called good.

All Negative Traits in Project Zomboid

IconNameTypeDescriptionPoints

Agoraphobic

Negative

This trait causes your character to panic when you go outside.

+4

All Thumbs

Negative

Transferring your items is 400% slower.

+2

Asthmatic

Negative

Causes your character's endurance to go faster. Low endurance causes you to run slowly.

+5

Claustrophobic

Negative

Your character starts to panic when indoors.

+4

Clumsy

Negative

Your character makes more noise when walking, running, and jumping

+2

Conspicuous

Negative

Zombies can see your character much easier.

+4

Cowardly

Negative

Your character panics much more and much more quickly.

+2

Deaf

Negative

Your perception radius and hearing range will be much lower.

+12

Disorganized

Negative

You can store far fewer items in your inventory and containers.

+4

Emaciated

Negative

Your character will be weak, powerless, with low endurance, and more prone to injury.

-

Feeble

Negative

Your character can carry less weight, has less knockbacks, and gets -2 Strength points.+6

Hard of Hearing

Negative

Your character will have less hearing and zombies will be harder to spot.

+2

Hearty Appetite

Negative

Your character has an appetite and is constantly hungry for food.

+4

Hemophobic

Negative

This perk makes you panics while performing first aid on yourself and cannot perform first aid on other people.

+5

High Thirst

Negative

You need to drink more water to survive.

+6

Illiterate

Negative

You cannot read a book. It is good in early runs but a bad trait in the late game.

+8

Out of Shape

Negative

You get -2 Fitness skill points. You get low endurance and low endurance regeneration.+6

Obese

Negative

You will have low endurance, your running speed will be greatly reduced and you will be prone to injury. You need to lose weight in Project Zomboid if you choose this.+10

Overweight

Negative

It is the same as the obese perk but you start at 90 kilos.+6

Pacifist

Negative

You're bad with weapons. You will be slower to gain XP points with weapons. If you choose this, you may not be able to use the best weapons in Project Zomboid the way you want.+4

Prone to Illness

Negative

Youturn into a zombie faster in Project Zomboid and are more vulnerable to diseases.+4

Restless Sleeper

Negative

Tiredness passes more slowly when you sleep.

+6

Short Sighted

Negative

Your visibility is much less.

+2

Sleepyhead

Negative

You need more sleep.

+4

Smoker

Negative

You will become addicted to cigarettes. Unhappiness and Stress start to rise when you don't smoke.

+4

Slow Healer

Negative

Slow Healer causes you to heal more slowly after illnesses and injuries.

+6

Slow Learner

Negative

Slow Learner reduces the XP gains you gain from your tasks.

+6

Slow Reader

Negative

With Slow Reader, you read books more slowly.

+2

Sunday Driver

Negative

Sunday Driver makes you drive too slowly (annoyingly).

+1

Thin-skinned

Negative

You are more likely to be bitten, scratched, or lacerated.

+8

Underweight

Negative

You are more prone to injuries and have less endurance.

+6

Unfit

Negative

Grants -4 Fitness skill points. Less endurance regeneration and less endurance.

+10

Unlucky

Negative

You are 10% less likely to find a rare item. Your chance of repairing an item is 5% lower.

+4

Very Underweight

Negative

Your body is very vulnerable to everything and you get tired very quickly.

+10

Weak

Negative

Zombies are harder to knock down and you can carry less weight.

+10

Weak Stomach

Negative

You are more likely to get food illnesses.

+3

Best Negative Traits to Choose:

  • Weak Stomach - Negative Trait
  • Slow Reader - Negative Trait
  • Slow Healer - Negative Trait
  • Smoker - Negative Trait
  • Short Sighted - Negative Trait
  • High thirst - Negative Trait

Weak Stomach, Slow Reader, Slow Healer, Smoker, Short Sighted are the best negative traits. These are the best traits that will give you the least harm and the most free points.

The character's smoking habit is easily avoided because cigarettes are easy to find and we can call this a free point. One cigarette is all it takes. Smoker points are +4.

Weak Stomach traits can be easily avoided by not eating rotten food and cooking food correctly. But definitely avoid rotten food.

Short Sighted traits adverse can be used as Keen Hearing. This way you stabilize the situation. Many players spend their negative traits on these Project Zomboid traits.



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