5 weakness and failures of the trait theory rae as follows:

Some of the other weaknesses and failures of the trait theory are:

i. All the traits are not identical with regard to the essential characteristics of a leader.

ii. Some traits can be acquired by training and may not be inherited.


iii. The traits required to attain leadership may not be same that are required to sustain leadership

iv. If fails to explain the many leadership failures in spite of the required traits.

v. It ignores the environmental factors which may differ from situation to situation.